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Factor analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children experienced earthquakes in Turkey

Sefa Bulut ; Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey

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APA 6th Edition
Bulut, S. (2009). Factor analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children experienced earthquakes in Turkey. Suvremena psihologija, 12 (2), 407-423. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/82971
MLA 8th Edition
Bulut, Sefa. "Factor analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children experienced earthquakes in Turkey." Suvremena psihologija, vol. 12, no. 2, 2009, pp. 407-423. https://hrcak.srce.hr/82971. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Bulut, Sefa. "Factor analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children experienced earthquakes in Turkey." Suvremena psihologija 12, no. 2 (2009): 407-423. https://hrcak.srce.hr/82971
Harvard
Bulut, S. (2009). 'Factor analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children experienced earthquakes in Turkey', Suvremena psihologija, 12(2), pp. 407-423. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/82971 (Accessed 18 September 2021)
Vancouver
Bulut S. Factor analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children experienced earthquakes in Turkey. Suvremena psihologija [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2021 September 18];12(2):407-423. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/82971
IEEE
S. Bulut, "Factor analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children experienced earthquakes in Turkey", Suvremena psihologija, vol.12, no. 2, pp. 407-423, 2009. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/82971. [Accessed: 18 September 2021]

Abstracts
There are some countries that because of their situation on disaster prone areas, their children are more at risk than the rest of the world. For example, Turkey is located on the first degree earthquake fault lines and thus Turkish children are at risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to exposure to the earthquakes and threat of the anticipated earthquakes as well as aftershocks and other post disaster adversaries. Two hundred 4th and 5th grade students were given OSU Child-PTSD Inventory eleven months after the 1999 Marmara earthquakes in the city of Sakarya. The purpose of the present study was to identify items that characterize fundamental dimensions of PTSD as it is demonstrated by Turkish children. The investigation of underlying dimensions of PTSD was assessed with exploratory principal component factor analysis technique. Factor analysis revealed 4 factor solutions, these appear to be: (1) interpersonal and adjustment problems (2) re-experiencing, (3) foreshortened future and (4) anxiety and avoidance. The results indicate that it may be more useful to re-consider the DSM-IV symptoms into four underlying dimensions. Therefore, psychologists and school counselors should consider these various dimensions of PTSD when developing intervention and treatment programs for disaster victims and students in their schools. Cross cultural differences are also need to be taken into account when applying the western-based knowledge in other countries.

Keywords
Post traumatic stress disorder – PTSD; Factor analysis of post traumatic stress disorder; Child survivors of natural disaster

Hrčak ID: 82971

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/82971

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