Author:Sidra Arif Butt
Supervisor:Prof. Dr. Najma Najam
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
SThe study was carried out to evaluate the relationship between spirituality and resilience, health status, and posttraumatic symptoms among the survivors of bomb blast victims and those who suffer from trauma by watching it through media in Lahore, Pakistan with respect to age and
The study was carried out to evaluate the relationship between spirituality and resilience, health status, and posttraumatic symptoms among the survivors of bomb blast victims and those who suffer from trauma by watching it through media in Lahore, Pakistan with respect to age and gender. A sample of 100 people was taken, 50 eye witness (25 early adulthood and 25 late adulthood) suffering from trauma and 50 media victims (25 early and 25 late adulthood) who watch bomb blast activities through media. The sample was drawn by using non-probability purposive sampling technique from Lahore, Pakistan. A survey was conducted that include the measures of resilience, spirituality, and trauma. Impact of event scale, Religious Orientation Scale and State-Trait Resilience scale was administered. In victims these measure was evaluated with respect to their relationship to physical and mental health, trauma-related distress, and posttraumatic symptoms severity. Result shows significant relationship between spirituality and resilience, but no relationship was found between spirituality and trauma level. Further findings suggest significant gender and age differences among experiencing trauma and using coping strategies. Results show that female experiences more trauma than male and use more coping strategies while individuals of late adulthood scores high in both religiosity and resilience and use more coping strategies.
Keywords: Spirituality, Resilience, Survivors, Posttraumatic.
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