Volume 15, Issue 1 (Spring & Summer 2017)                   CPAP 2017, 15(1): 83-91 | Back to browse issues page

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This study has been conducted with the aim of examining the model predicting post-traumatic growth (PTG) base on openness to experience, self-concept and social support among the wounded in action (WIA) with PTSD.

 Due to the limited size of the population living in Saveh all veterans with PTSD that their number was 300 persons units were selected as the census method.Participants completed questionnaires of openness to experience (Woo and colleagues, 2014), self-concept (Beck and Steer, 1987), social support (Sherbourne & Stewart, 1991) and post-traumatic growth (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996). The statistical method of the present study for data analysis was path analysis.

According to the adjusted model, results showed that self-concept, openness to experience, and social support have a direct positive effect on posttraumatic growth. Self-concept and openness to experience had an impact in addition to the direct impact, indirect and mediated social support on posttraumatic growth victims. Self-concept, social support and openness to experience were respectively largest in the prediction of posttraumatic growth.

Increase of self-concept and openness to experience, increased social support and this eventually leads to an increase the posttraumatic growth in veterans with PTSD.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special