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After 9/11: goal disruption, emotional support, and psychological health in a lower exposure sample.
Health Commun. 2007; 21(1):11-22.HC

Abstract

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were traumatic even for Americans who were not directly victimized or in the geographic vicinity. This study examined whether emotional support received through interaction with others buffered the association between terrorism-related stress and psychological health (depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms) for individuals with lower exposure to the attacks. Five hundred eleven college students from an eastern university completed measures of goal disruption (stress) from terrorism, received emotional support, and psychological health in the first 2 weeks of December 2001. The results indicate that received emotional support moderated the relationship between goal disruption and depression and somatic symptoms. These findings suggest that the provision of emotional support should be understood as a fundamental communication skill relevant to recovery from disaster events.

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Department of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. emacge-orge@purdue.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17461748

Citation

MacGeorge, Erina L., et al. "After 9/11: Goal Disruption, Emotional Support, and Psychological Health in a Lower Exposure Sample." Health Communication, vol. 21, no. 1, 2007, pp. 11-22.
MacGeorge EL, Samter W, Feng B, et al. After 9/11: goal disruption, emotional support, and psychological health in a lower exposure sample. Health Commun. 2007;21(1):11-22.
MacGeorge, E. L., Samter, W., Feng, B., Gillihan, S. J., & Graves, A. R. (2007). After 9/11: goal disruption, emotional support, and psychological health in a lower exposure sample. Health Communication, 21(1), 11-22.
MacGeorge EL, et al. After 9/11: Goal Disruption, Emotional Support, and Psychological Health in a Lower Exposure Sample. Health Commun. 2007;21(1):11-22. PubMed PMID: 17461748.
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TY - JOUR T1 - After 9/11: goal disruption, emotional support, and psychological health in a lower exposure sample. AU - MacGeorge,Erina L, AU - Samter,Wendy, AU - Feng,Bo, AU - Gillihan,Seth J, AU - Graves,Angela R, PY - 2007/4/28/pubmed PY - 2007/8/28/medline PY - 2007/4/28/entrez SP - 11 EP - 22 JF - Health communication JO - Health Commun VL - 21 IS - 1 N2 - The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were traumatic even for Americans who were not directly victimized or in the geographic vicinity. This study examined whether emotional support received through interaction with others buffered the association between terrorism-related stress and psychological health (depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms) for individuals with lower exposure to the attacks. Five hundred eleven college students from an eastern university completed measures of goal disruption (stress) from terrorism, received emotional support, and psychological health in the first 2 weeks of December 2001. The results indicate that received emotional support moderated the relationship between goal disruption and depression and somatic symptoms. These findings suggest that the provision of emotional support should be understood as a fundamental communication skill relevant to recovery from disaster events. SN - 1041-0236 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17461748/After_9/11:_goal_disruption_emotional_support_and_psychological_health_in_a_lower_exposure_sample_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410230701283272 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -