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ERIC Number: EJ890274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Tsunami, War, and Cumulative Risk in the Lives of Sri Lankan Schoolchildren
Catani, Claudia; Gewirtz, Abigail H.; Wieling, Elizabeth; Schauer, Elizabeth; Elbert, Thomas; Neuner, Frank
Child Development, v81 n4 p1176-1191 Jul-Aug 2010
This study examines the impact of children's exposure to natural disaster against the backdrop of exposure to other traumatic events and psychosocial risks. One thousand three hundred ninety-eight Sri Lankan children aged 9-15 years were interviewed in 4 cross-sectional studies about exposure to traumatic life events related to the war, the tsunami experience, and family violence. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, somatic complaints, psychosocial functioning, and teacher "positive adaptation" was created from a combination of these measures. Data showed extensive exposure to adversity and traumatic events among children in Sri Lanka. Findings of regression analyses indicated that all 3 event types--tsunami and disaster, war, and family violence--significantly contributed to poorer child adaptation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka