Post-traumatic stress disorder and Post-traumatic Growth among Police officials; Role of Coping Self Efficacy and Hope
Background: Post traumatic stress disorder in the after math of trauma is common. The objective of this study was to find correlation between Post-traumatic stress disorder and contributing factors of growth after trauma in active duty officials of police having direct exposure of trauma during war against terror in Pakistan.
Methodology: The cross-sectional study was done on active-duty police officials from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan in three years duration from Jan, 2019 till December 2021. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used for selection of participants. Post-Traumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS-5), short form of Comprehensive trauma inventory, Adult Hope Scale and Perceived coping self-efficacy scale were used for data collection. SPSS version 21 was used for data analysis. After descriptive analysis, correlation of variables was checked by Pearson correlation and moderation analysis was done.
Results: Age range of the participants was 33.6 ± 6.3 years. There was a significant strong positive correlation of Hope and Perceived self-efficacy with Post traumatic growth and negative correlation with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. There was a significant increase in post-traumatic growth in presence of hope and perceived self-efficacy.
Conclusion: Relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth was moderated by perceived coping self-efficacy and hope.
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