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dc.contributor.authorGoel, Kathryn Schwartzen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:35:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:35:33Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-01en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05072009-140649en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32335
dc.description.abstractAlthough some children develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic event, such as a residential fire, many children continue to function normally. The link between trauma and posttraumatic stress has been well-established; however, less is known about the relationship between trauma and resiliency. Traditionally, resilience has been defined as behavioral competence and external adaptation, although the role of internalizing disorders in resilience is now being recognized. The purpose of this study was to examine resiliency, as conceptualized by both internal and external competence, following a residential fire. This study also sought to examine the roles of social support, coping and ethnicity in moderating the relationship between resource loss and resiliency. Results indicated there was a significant relationship between loss and resiliency. Specifically, resource loss was found to negatively predict resiliency. None of the proposed moderators were found to be significant. Implications for these findings will then be discussed.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectadolescentsen_US
dc.subjectresidential fireen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectcopingen_US
dc.subjectsocial supporten_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.titleIdentifying Factors Contributing to Child and Adolescent Resiliency Following a Residential Fire: The Role of Social Support, Coping and Ethnicityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, Russell T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDunsmore, Julie C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDeater-Deckard, Kirbyen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05072009-140649/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-05-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-06-09
dc.date.adate2009-06-09en_US


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