Posttraumatic Growth in Displaced Syrians in the UK: A Mixed-Methods Approach

Journal of Loss and Trauma

Rayan Taher & Thérèse Allan

https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2019.1688022

Abstract:

This study aimed to explore posttraumatic growth (PTG) in displaced Syrians in the UK, using a mixed-methods approach. Fifty-four Syrian adults in the UK who left Syria as result of the war were recruited online to complete the PTG-Inventory. Five participants with high PTG scores were interviewed via Skype to explore their experiences of PTG. Interviews were analyzed using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Results showed that displaced Syrians in the UK experience high levels of PTG. Major themes were valuing others more, pursuing a new career path, discovering inner strength, appreciation of life and detachment from it, and strengthened belief.

Received 10 Sep 2019, Accepted 28 Oct 2019, Published online: 18 Nov 2019

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