Relationship of Resilience and Coping with Post Traumatic Stress among Flood Victims of Muzzafargarh

Author: Rafia Amna

Supervisor: Dr. Aisha Sitwat, Ms. Faiza Safdar

Degree: BS

Year: 2007-2011

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


The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of Resilience and Coping on Post Traumatic Stress among the victims of flood in Muzzafargarh. Correlational Research Design was used. Purposive sampling was used to collect a sample of 100 males and 100 females. The sample age ranged from 20-75 years, with the mean age of 37.25 years (SD = 12.51). Demographic Questionnaire, Resilience Scale, Brief Cope and Post Traumatic Disorder Checklist were administered to acquire required information. Analyses were carried out using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 17. Results revealed a significant positive correlation between all Post Traumatic Stress symptoms (i.e. Re- experiencing, Avoidance and Hyper-arousal) and Active Avoidance Coping, Problem Focused Coping and Positive Coping. However with Religious Coping two of the Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress i.e. Hyper-arousal and Re-experiencing showed non-significant positive correlation. While Avoidance Symptom of Post Traumatic Stress showed non-significant negative correlation with Religious/Denial Coping. Results further revealed a significant negative association between the Post Traumatic Symptoms (i.e. Re-experiencing, Avoidance and Hyperarousal) and Resilience.

Keywords: Psychopathology, Resilience. Flood Victims, Coping.

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