Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Post-traumatic stress disorder and resilience level in adolescents
Authors: Khoury, Cynthia
Keywords: Post-traumatic stress disorder, resilience level, traumas, adolescents
Subjects: Post-traumatic stress disorder in adolescence--Lebanon
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic--Adolescence
Resilience (Personality trait) in adolescence
Dissertations, Academic
University of Balamand--Dissertations
Issue Date: 2023
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common in adults and elderly than in
adolescents and children (Ditlevsen & Elklit, 2010). Therefore, this study will contribute to the literature by exploring the role of resilience in adolescents in relation to PTSD. PTSD was always a subject of interest in learning about victims and how are they dealing with their trauma. In addition, it would be interesting to learn and discover the power of resilience and its effect on PTSD in adolescents. This study will answer the following questions, if the resilience level within a person affects PTSD development, and whether there is a relationship between resilience level in adolescents and PTSD or not. The aim of this research is to explore and explain the impact of PTSD on Lebanese
adolescents in accordance to their resilience level. In addition, this will impact the Lebanese society since there has not been sufficient research on this topic, specifically, after the Beirut explosion that occurred on the 4th of August, 2020.
This study included 10 participants, a quantitative approach was applied and the following questionnaires were used; the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) to test the resilience level and the Clinical Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5) to assess PTSD symptoms including frequency and severity. A deductive method was used for the analysis of both questionnaires using SPSS. Results showed that there is a significant, strong and negative correlation (p = 0.023, r = - 0.705) between PTSD and resilience. Therefore, the hypotheses were confirmed but the results were not conclusive due to the limited sample size.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-61)
Rights: This object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holder
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Thesis
Appears in Collections:UOB Theses and Projects

Show full item record

Record view(s)

checked on Mar 3, 2024

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.