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ERIC Number: EJ884945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
Theories of Posttraumatic Growth: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Splevins, Katie; Cohen, Keren; Bowley, Jake; Joseph, Stephen
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v15 n3 p259-277 2010
Posttraumatic growth is a concept that has been established within a Western cultural framework. This review examines whether there is a Western cultural bias in this concept, and related processes and outcomes, and whether any cultural bias has been incorporated into associated psychometric tools. It is concluded that, although at an abstract level the concept of posttraumatic growth appears cross-culturally valid, the operationalization of the concept may serve to impose assumptions of a Western individualistic society. The impact of this for the emerging cross-cultural literature on posttraumatic growth is discussed, alongside recommendations for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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