Psychological Resilience, Coping Strategies and Post-Traumatic Growth in Women with Domestic Violence

Iqra Rasool (MPhil, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, PhD

The present study aimed to find out the relationship among resilience, coping strategies and post taumatic growth in women with domestic violence. It was hypothesized that would be significant relationship between psychological resilience and post traumatic growth while coping strategies would play mediating role in women with domestic violence. Psychological resilience would be significant predictor of post traumatic growth. The sample size was computed through G-Power factor formula and the sample size derived was of 90. Non-probability purposive sampling strategy was used to draw sample from various Lahore based foster homes of women like Dar-Ul-Amaan, Edhi homes etc. Domestic Violence Scale (Bano & Malik, 2013), Resilience Scale (Wagnild & Young, 1993), Brief COPE Inventory (Carver, 1997) and Post-traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI; Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996) were used in the present study. The assessments were used in the indigenous language. The findings of the Pearson product moment correlation indicate that psychological resilience was significantly and positively was associated with PTGI subscales such as new possibilities, relation to others, personal strength, and spiritual change. Active coping strategy was also found to be positively related with new possibilities, relation to others, personal strength, and spiritual change. While relation to others, personal strength, and spiritual change were negatively linked with passive coping. Structured Equation Model (SEM) was employed to examine the mediating role of coping. It was found that active coping and passive coping significantly mediated the relationship between psychological resilience and relation to others, new possibilities, personal strength, spiritual change, and appreciation in life. The findings would be helpful for the clinicians and counselors.

Keywords: Psychological resilience, coping strategies, post- traumatic growth, domestic violence.

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