Symposium 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Prevalence and Predictors of Posttraumatic Growth in Natural Disasters Survivors in Perú: The Moderating Role of Strength-based Parenting (#151)

Pamela P Nunez del Prado Chaves 1 , Rafael R Gargurevich 2 , Claudia C Zavala Luque 1 , Ana Paula A Durán Lira 1
  1. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Miraflores, LIMA, Peru
  2. Lima, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Perú

Natural disasters are traumatic events that threaten the physical and psychological integrity of those who experience them(Shulenberg, 2016) producing post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS;Cohen & Werker, 2008). However, there is a growing trend showing possible growth experiences after trauma, termed Post-Traumatic Growth(PTG-Cann, Tedeschi, & Calhoun, 2008). Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence and predictors of PTG in adult survivors of the severe mudslides in Lima, Peru. Method: A stratification random sampling strategy was adopted, and 1077 participants were surveyed after the natural disaster occurred. The participants completed a set of questionnaires, including the PTGI(Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996), the PCL-5(Gargurevich,2015),  the SBPQ(Waters,2015). Multiple and hierarchical regression analyses were performed. Results and discussion: Overall, PTSS, and perceived SBP predicted PTG, even after controlling for sociodemographic variables. It was found that the impact of the event, posttraumatic stress and SBP were significant predictors of PTG. Furthermore, it was found that SBP was a significant moderator in the relationship between posttraumatic stress and PTG.