Wilson, Julie T. and Boden, Joseph M. (2008) The effects of personality, social support and religiosity on posttraumatic growth. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2008 (1). pp. 1-19.
The aim of the present research was to explore the ways in which personality traits, social support, and religiosity contribute to posttraumatic growth (PTG). Associations between the Big Five personality dimensions and PTG, mediated via measures of religiosity and social support were identified in the current sample (n = 104). The results revealed that extraversion predicted PTG scores, while openness to experience and agreeableness predicted PTG via religiosity. While conscientiousness predicted greater satisfaction with social support, this did not predict PTG. The results of the study suggest that the relationships between these variables and the role of social support may be more complex than previously thought.
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|Additional Information:||Copyright Julie T. Wilson & Joseph M. Boden © 2008. The authors assign to the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies at Massey University a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author/s also grant a non-exclusive licence to Massey University to publish this document in full on the World Wide Web and for the document to be published on mirrors on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||personality; Big Five; posttraumatic growth; social support; religiosity; extraversion|
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2012 09:41|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 01:07|
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