Impact of Traumatic Events on University Students Belonging to FATA and Settled Area

Article Title: Impact of Traumatic Events on University Students Belonging to FATA and Settled Area


Author(s): Sumaira Mehreen, Madiha Asghar

Institute(s): Islamia College Peshawar

Journal: Peshawar Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (PJPBS) Vol 1 No 2 (2015)

Correspondence Address: Dr. Madiha Asghar | Phone+92-91-9222022 |


The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of traumatic event on university students. In this study the students of settled area were compared with students of FATA on impact of event scale. Sample of N=200 university students belongs to settled area and FATA of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan were taken from different universities. Students of settled area (n=100) included 49 male and 51 female students between the ages of 18 and 23 years (M=20.50, SD=1.24). And students of FATA (n=100) included 81 male and 19 female students between the ages of 19 and 23 years (M=20.58, SD=1.02). Convenient sampling technique was used for data collection. Responses of all the students were analyzed with statistical package of social sciences version 20. The findings of study indicated that the impact of event was high on students belongs to area directly affected by war (FATA) as compared to students of settled area. The level of stress among university students belongs to FATA was higher due to militancy and war in their areas. The results supported the main hypothesis. Further research studies are required to explore the other areas of FATA and to identify the other factors. Limitations of the study for future researches and practice were also discussed.

Keywords: Traumatic event, university students, FATA, settled area

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