Splevins, Katie and Cohen, Keren and Bowley, Jake and Joseph, Stephen (2010) Theories of posttraumatic growth:cross-cultural perspectives. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 15 (3). pp. 259-277. ISSN 1532-5024Full text not available from this repository.
Posttraumatic growth is a concept that has been established within a Western cultural framework. This review examines whether there is a Western cultural bias in this concept, and related processes and outcomes, and whether any cultural bias has been incorporated into associated psychometric tools. It is concluded that, although at an abstract level the concept of posttraumatic growth appears cross-culturally valid, the operationalization of the concept may serve to impose assumptions of a Western individualistic society. The impact of this for the emerging cross-cultural literature on posttraumatic growth is discussed, alongside recommendations for future research.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Loss and Trauma|
|Additional Information:||PG Intake 2006|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||20 Jul 2010 16:59|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2014 15:10|
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