Thesis Title: Resilience, Perceived Social Support and Post-Traumatic Growth in Burn Victims
Student Name: Anum Zahid
Supervisor: Mahwish Idrees
A correlational study conducted to investigate the relationship of resilience, perceived social support and post-traumatic growth in burn victims (N = 100). It was hypothesized that resilience and perceived social support from friends, family and significant others would positively correlate with post-traumatic growth in burn victims. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that perceived social support from friends, family and significant others would moderate the relationship of resilience and post-traumatic growth. Brief Resilience Scale (BRS; Smith et aI., 2008), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS; Zimet, Delhem, Zimet & Farley, 1988) and Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI; Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004 ) were used to assess resilience, perceived social support and post-traumatic growth respectively. Results indicated that perceived friends support positively predicted post-traumatic growth of burn victims. It was also found that perceived social support from friends moderated the relationship between resilience and post traumatic growth in burn victims. The study has important implications in identifying the factors playing role in positive growth of burn victims and aid counselors to improve PTG after trauma.
Keywords: Resilience, perceived social support, post-traumatic growth, burn victims.