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Posttraumatic Growth And Positive Macro-level Outcomes

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dc.contributor.author Moser, Patricia Dearman en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T19:10:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T19:10:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25
dc.date.submitted January 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11641 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/11116
dc.description.abstract Common patterns and themes emerge from the unique experiences of individuals who have managed to turn personal tragedies into positive macro-level outcomes, such as societal change or agency creation. A number of research questions exploring the factors that influence an individual's decision and ability to create positive change from trauma, pain or suffering were explored throughout the study. Interviews and document reviews contributed to the study of why and how some individuals have been able to accomplish such commendable undertakings. A purposeful sample of nine individuals, both males and females, were interviewed. Purposeful and snowball methods of sampling were used to gain access to these individuals. Established, open-ended interview questions initiated the interview, followed by grounded theory coding and categorizations. The need to help others, spirituality, keeping memory alive, and furthering loved one's interests were motivating factors. Benefits were described as healing, fulfilling and strength gained. Harms were exhaustion and lack of balance in life. Practitioners, policy makers and individuals who have experienced trauma can utilize the models discussed to implement future positive change. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Rycraft, Joan en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Posttraumatic Growth And Positive Macro-level Outcomes en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Rycraft, Joan en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US

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