Gender differences in psychological distress, coping, social support and related variables following the 1995 Dinar (Turkey) earthquake
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CitationKarancı, N. A., Alkan, N., Akşit, B., Sucuoğlu, H., & Balta, E. (1999). Gender differences in psychological distress, coping, social support and related variables following the 1995 Dinar (Turkey) earthquake. North American Journal of Psychology, 1(2), s. 189–204.
Examined gender differences in psychological distress, coping strategies and social support subsequent to the 1995 Dinar (Turkey) earthquake, with variables related to distress levels for females and males also being studied. 315 adult survivors living in Dinar (mean age 34.3 yrs) were administered a questionnaire focusing on sociodemographic variables, psychological distress, coping strategies, perceived social support, and life events since the earthquake. The findings revealed that women reported greater distress than the men and reported experiencing more negative life-events since the earthquake. A problem solving/optimistic approach was the most frequently used coping strategy for men, whereas for women the fatalistic approach was the most frequently employed strategy. Results of a regression analyses revealed that for women, perceived threat during the earthquake, the use of helplessness coping, and lack of belief in control over the future were positively related to distress levels. For men the number of negative life-events experienced since the earthquake and helplessness coping were related positively, whereas the use of the problem solving/optimistic approach was negatively related to distress levels.
SourceNorth American Journal of Psychology
- Makale Koleksiyonu