Author: Asifa Akram
Supervisor: Farah Malik, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study investigated the relationship between perceived stigmatization, resilience and posttraumatic growth in patients with hepatitis C. It was hypothesized that perceived stigmatization and posttraumatic growth will have negative relationship in patients with hepatitis C. it was hypothesizes that resilience and posttraumatic growth will have positive relationship in patients with hepatitis C. Further it was hypothesized that resilience (State Resilience, Trait Resilience) will moderate the relationship between perceived stigmatization (Internalized stigma, Enacted stigma) and posttraumatic growth. This study was a correlational research with cross sectional research design. A purposive sample of 117 patients who have diagnosis with hepatitis C, with age range 22-68 years for men and women was taken from two government and one private hospital of Lahore. Measures included translated version of Stigma Scale For Chronic Illness (SSCI; Rao, 2009), State Trait Resilience Scale (STRS; Hiew, 2002), Ten Item Personality Inventory (TIPI, Gosling, 2003), Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI, Tedeschi, 2008). Pearson Product Moment correlation revealed negative correlation between perceived stigmatization, resilience and posttraumatic growth and positive relationship between resilience and posttraumatic growth. The moderation analysis through hierarchical regression depicts that resilience positively predicts the perceived stigmatization and posttraumatic growth, trait resilience (sub-scale of resilience) was only factor that significantly moderated the relationship between perceived stigmatization and resilience. The results have discussed in the light of literature and cultural context of Pakistan.
Keywords: Perceived Stigmatization, Resilience, Posttraumatic Growth, Hepatitis-C.
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