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Exploring the Impact of Terrorism on Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing of University Students and Teachers in Pakistan: A Qualitative Study
Terrorism has stunned the peace and social fabric of the world. The educational institutions were being attacked to create unrest among students, teachers and parents in Pakistan. The present study was an endeavor to explore the outcomes of terrorism on emotional and psychological well-being of university students and teachers in Pakistan. The participants of the study were taken from Government College University, Faisalabad through purposive sampling method. In this qualitative research design, Focused Group discussion sheets were used as research instruments to collect data from respondents. There were 48 students and 29 teachers who participated and recorded their observations in five discussion sessions. The results indicated that students became psychologically imbalance and terrorism had badly affected their emotional health. Moreover the paper suggests training sessions for students to develop emotional stability in universities. Furthermore it recommends that teachers should also get appropriate trainings to handle such psychological and emotional disorders effectively.
Dr. Muhammad Naeem Ashraf
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Government Postgraduate College Samundri, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Headmistress, Government M.C Girls High School, Millat Colony Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Lecturer, Department of Education, Government College for Women Peermahal, TTS, Punjab, Pakistan