Exploring Factors Associated with Psychological Resilience Among Earthquake Survivors from Turkey

Ikizer G., KARANCI A. N. , Dogulu C.

JOURNAL OF LOSS & TRAUMA, cilt.21, sa.5, ss.384-398, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15325024.2015.1108794
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.384-398


This study aimed to explore factors associated with psychological resilience in a sample of 360 survivors of the two earthquakes in Van, Turkey in 2011. Using a survey with measures on various pre-, within-, and post-disaster variables, it has been shown that psychological resilience was influenced by multiple factors, providing empirical evidence for a multifactorial understanding of resilience. Furthermore, the study extended the traditional ways of resilience assessment by including stress-coping ability and severity of trauma-related symptoms as indicators of psychological resilience simultaneously. Findings were discussed considering the implications for research and interventions in the aftermath of natural disasters.