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Theories of posttraumatic growth : cross-cultural perspectives.

Splevins, Katie and Cohen, Keren and Bowley, Jake and Joseph, Stephen (2010) Theories of posttraumatic growth : cross-cultural perspectives. The Journal of Loss and Trauma, 15 (3). pp. 259-277. ISSN 1532-5032

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The 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
ID Code: 33904
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2010 16:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:30
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33904

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