Effects of Coping and Social Support on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among Flood Victims of Muzzafargrah

Author: Sana Qaiser

Supervisor: Dr. Saima Dawood,,Ms. Tehreem Arshad

Degree: BS

Year: 2007-2011

University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of coping and social support on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among trauma victims of Muzzafargarh. The correlational research design was used in the study. Through Purposive sampling a sample of 100 men and 100 women was selected from different tehsils of Muzzafargarh district. Sample fall within the age of 16-20 years (mean age=17.52 years; SD 1.472). Demographic Questionnaire, Screening and Diagnostic tool Questionnaire, Brief Cope and Social Support Questionnaire was administered to collect data. Descriptive Statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and t-test analysis were carried out to analyze results. Results showed that that there was a relationship between Social Support and Coping styles indicating that participants with high coping skills had high Social Support as well. Social Support system of people showing the symptoms of PTSD was considerably high. Similarly Coping Styles of a person showing the symptoms of PTSD was considerably high. Lastly results showed that there was no gender difference between the Coping Styles and Social Support among Trauma victims.

Keywords: Coping, Social Support, Trauma, Victims, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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