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Comparing Coping strategies, happiness, hope for future in adolescent's survivor Bam earthquake with other adolescents

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 38-52

Keywords : Coping Strategies; Happiness; Hope for the future; Survivors of Earthquake;

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Introduction: The earthquake is one of the largest and most devastating natural disasters, which has various physical and psychological effects on people, especially children and adolescents. Aim: The aim of this study, was to compare the coping strategies, happiness and hope for the future in the adolescents survivor of Bam earthquake with normal adolescents. Method: In this study 143 adolescents survivor of Bam earthquake and 207 normal adolescents were selected by multistage claster sampling and answered to Lazarus coping strategies, Oxford happiness and Snyder hope for the future. Data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance and T- independent group. Result: Findings showed that survivors of earthquake use less problem-focused coping strategies and use more emotional-focused coping strategies, as well as happiness and hope for the future in them is lower than normal adolescents. Also, gender differences were observed in the studied variables. Conclusion: Based on these findings, by providing appropriate psychological measures and training in coping strategies, the level of vulnerability of earthquake people can be significantly reduced.

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