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Mental Health and Positive Impact of Man Made Disasters and Natural Disasters in Pakistan: A Comparative Study
AbstractTrauma leaves impact on mental health of victims as well as survivors. The objective of present study is to find the level of posttraumatic growth in the victims of man-made disaster and natural disaster in Pakistan which refers to mental health. The total sample size was N= 600 which comprised of n=300 victims of man-made disaster (Abused=150 i.e 75 males & 75 females and Bomb Blast victims i.e 75 males & 75 females). Same as 300 victims of natural disaster (earthquake victims 150 i.e 75 males & 75 females and flood victims= 150 i.e 75 males & 75 females). A purposive sampling technique was used to collect data. Urdu translated version of PTGI is used for data collection that was devised by Tedeschi & Calhoun. It was hypothesized that Post traumatic growth will be high in the victims of natural disaster as compared to man-made disaster. It was found that the level of PTG is a greater in the victims of natural disaster as compared to man-made disaster. And PTG is found more in the males than females, while in subscales the significant difference is found on ‘spiritual change’ between these two groups Moreover Level of PTG increases with passage of Time.
- Samra Zubair Lodhi
- Ph. D Scholar, Department of Psychology, Female Campus, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Dr. Seema Gul
- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan