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Resiliency and religious orientation: factors contributing to posttraumatic growth in Iranian subjects.
Iran J Psychiatry 2011; 6(4):145-50IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study investigated the relationship between resilience and religious orientation (internal and external) with posttraumatic growth (PTG). This study also examined the impact of marriage and sex variables on growth.

METHOD

Participants were selected based on prescreening of a larger group of students enrolled in the University of Shiraz. Participants were recruited in two stages. Three hundred fifty students were randomly selected in the first stage, and those students who experienced a minimum of one traumatic event within the last five years were selected in the second stage. They completed the Traumatic Life Event Questionnaire (TLEQ), the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Iranian version (PTGI-I), and the Religious Orientation Scale (ROS).

RESULTS

According to stepwise regression analysis, two subscales of resiliency, novelty seeking and positive future orientation, and a subscale of religious orientation, intrinsic orientation, were related to PTG. In addition, compared to singles, the married subjects experienced greater degree of growth. Personal extrinsic orientation and emotional regulation factor of resilience had a positive and meaningful relationship with PTG, although they were omitted from the regression analysis model. Sex and Socio-Extrinsic religious orientation were not related to PTG.

CONCLUSION

Some subscales of resiliency and religious orientation could predict posttraumatic growth in Iranian subjects, but there were no gender differences. The intrinsic orientation had the greatest significance in predicting posttraumatic growth. The personal extrinsic orientation had a significant positive correlation with post-traumatic growth, no significant correlation was observed between social extrinsic orientation and post-traumatic growth. The openness to experience was an important feature for proper growth of people facing a trauma. Optimistic subjects showed more flexibility in their coping strategies, and therefore had a tendency to adapt themselves to problematic situations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22952540

Citation

Seidmahmoodi, Jawad, et al. "Resiliency and Religious Orientation: Factors Contributing to Posttraumatic Growth in Iranian Subjects." Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 6, no. 4, 2011, pp. 145-50.
Seidmahmoodi J, Rahimi C, Mohamadi N. Resiliency and religious orientation: factors contributing to posttraumatic growth in Iranian subjects. Iran J Psychiatry. 2011;6(4):145-50.
Seidmahmoodi, J., Rahimi, C., & Mohamadi, N. (2011). Resiliency and religious orientation: factors contributing to posttraumatic growth in Iranian subjects. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, 6(4), pp. 145-50.
Seidmahmoodi J, Rahimi C, Mohamadi N. Resiliency and Religious Orientation: Factors Contributing to Posttraumatic Growth in Iranian Subjects. Iran J Psychiatry. 2011;6(4):145-50. PubMed PMID: 22952540.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Resiliency and religious orientation: factors contributing to posttraumatic growth in Iranian subjects. AU - Seidmahmoodi,Jawad, AU - Rahimi,Changiz, AU - Mohamadi,Norolah, PY - 2012/9/7/entrez PY - 2012/9/7/pubmed PY - 2012/9/7/medline KW - Psychological resilience KW - Religion and psychology KW - Trauma SP - 145 EP - 50 JF - Iranian journal of psychiatry JO - Iran J Psychiatry VL - 6 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship between resilience and religious orientation (internal and external) with posttraumatic growth (PTG). This study also examined the impact of marriage and sex variables on growth. METHOD: Participants were selected based on prescreening of a larger group of students enrolled in the University of Shiraz. Participants were recruited in two stages. Three hundred fifty students were randomly selected in the first stage, and those students who experienced a minimum of one traumatic event within the last five years were selected in the second stage. They completed the Traumatic Life Event Questionnaire (TLEQ), the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Iranian version (PTGI-I), and the Religious Orientation Scale (ROS). RESULTS: According to stepwise regression analysis, two subscales of resiliency, novelty seeking and positive future orientation, and a subscale of religious orientation, intrinsic orientation, were related to PTG. In addition, compared to singles, the married subjects experienced greater degree of growth. Personal extrinsic orientation and emotional regulation factor of resilience had a positive and meaningful relationship with PTG, although they were omitted from the regression analysis model. Sex and Socio-Extrinsic religious orientation were not related to PTG. CONCLUSION: Some subscales of resiliency and religious orientation could predict posttraumatic growth in Iranian subjects, but there were no gender differences. The intrinsic orientation had the greatest significance in predicting posttraumatic growth. The personal extrinsic orientation had a significant positive correlation with post-traumatic growth, no significant correlation was observed between social extrinsic orientation and post-traumatic growth. The openness to experience was an important feature for proper growth of people facing a trauma. Optimistic subjects showed more flexibility in their coping strategies, and therefore had a tendency to adapt themselves to problematic situations. SN - 2008-2215 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22952540/Resiliency_and_religious_orientation:_factors_contributing_to_posttraumatic_growth_in_Iranian_subjects_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/22952540/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -