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Title: RESILIENCE AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AS PREDICTORS OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN BENUE AND TARABA STATES
Authors: AMANDE, M.A.
Keywords: Resilience,
Social Support, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Internally Displaced Persons
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2020
Abstract: It is worrisome to note that despite the growing research on IDPs, little or few empirical researches have tried to assess the prevalence of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among IDPs in Benue and Taraba States, just like less attention has been given in investigating the independent and joint influence of resilience and social support on development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among displaced persons in Benue and Taraba States. This study examined resilience, social support and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among internally displaced persons in Benue and Taraba States. A cross sectional survey method was used. A total of 414 internally displaced persons took part in the study. The respondents were in the age range of 16-41 years with a mean age of 30.0 (SD = 11.6) years. Data were collected using posttraumatic Stress Checklist (PTSD-CL), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Resilience Scale (RS). Four hypotheses were generated and tested using Chi-Square, Simple Linear and Multiple Regression Analysis. Results indicated that there was a significant higher prevalence rate of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among IDPs. There was no significant influence of resilience on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among IDPs. There was a significant positive influence of social support (immediate and present support on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Similarly, there was a significant joint influence of resilience and social support on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Based on these findings, it was recommended that clinical psychologists should identify IDPs with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and offer the necessary professional intervention. Also, clinical psychologists should give IDPs the necessary psycho-education so that they can identify symptoms of PTSD in them and present themselves for treatment. Furthermore, Clinical psychologists should encourage family members, friends and significant others to support internally displaced persons in camps.
Description: Condition of Internally Displaced Persons in Benue and Taraba States
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/581
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