Relationship between PTSD and Television Viewers of Suicide Bombing Episodes

Author: Maryam Iftikhar

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The current research investigates relationship between post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in television viewers of suicide bombing episodes. Sample consisted of 200 television viewers (100 male and 100 female). Purposive sampling technique was used. The data was collected from the different areas of Lahore city. An indigenous questionnaire was constructed under the supervision of Professor Dr. Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi using the rationale and diagnostic criteria for PTSD described in DSM-IV-TR (2000). Findings suggested that there is significant gender difference in manifestation of PTSD among the male and female television viewers of suicide bombing. Moreover, significant relationship was found between PTSD and episodes of suicide bombing. The findings of this research has implications for promoting understanding about gender related issues as a result of exposure to the television viewing of traumatic events like suicide bomb blast. Furthermore, the findings of this research have implications for understanding relationship between PTSD and television viewing of suicide bombing episodes.

Keywords: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, DSM-IV-TR, Television Viewers of Suicide Bombing Episodes

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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