QUALITATIVE STUDY OF POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH
Journal: International Journal of Life Science Study (IJLSS)
Author: Fei Teng, Aobo Hou, Rui Xu, Hangjun Lv, Zhiyao Chen, Na Zhu, Yuqi Yang, Mingyue Dai, Yingjie Xu, Tongkun Shi
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The aim of this study is to explore the growth of people after traumatic events and its influencing factors. The research adopted the phenomenological research method of qualitative research, useing the convenient sampling method to select 36 interview subjects who have experienced traumatic events. It adopted semi-structured indepth interview and observation method to collect data. Colaizzi’s seven-step analysis method of phenomenological data is used for analysis. A total of 15 men and 21 women were interviewed, 91.67% of them experienced life stress events and 8.33% experienced natural disasters. After experiencing a traumatic event, most of them first experienced negative emotions. After the buffer period, they would accept the reality by minimizing the trauma or overcoming the fear. They can learn from the experience and cherish life more. They also believed in themselves more, and cherish the relationship with their loved persons. A positive process of emotional experience in coping with difficult situations. Post-traumatic Growth mainly reflected in life attitude, relationship improvement and self-perception.