The overall aim of this project is to enhance our understanding of survivors’ long-term adjustment after a terrorist attack.
More specifically, I want to explore the positive and negative personal changes people experiences post-trauma, and study the association between self-perceived posttraumatic growth (PTG), posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), centrality of event (CES), among young adult trauma survivors, over time. Observed positive behavioral changes post-terror will aslo be explored.
By assessing PTG, PTSD and CES at several time points, I will be able to examine the developmental pathways and explore their temporal relationships in post-trauma adjustment. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be used.