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The Relationship between Psychological Hardiness also Ego-resiliency and Mental Health in Adolescent and Adult Survivors of Bam Earthquake

Author(s): Eshagh Rahimian Boogar | Ali Asghar Asgharnejad Farid

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 62;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: psychological hardiness | ego-resiliency | mental health | earthquake | Bam city

AbstractObjectives: This study was carried out to assess the relationship of psychological hardiness and ego-resiliency with the mental health of youth and adult survivors of earthquake-stricken areas of Bam, and also to determine the contribution of each of the predicting variables.Method: This research is a descriptive retrospective study. 314 youth and adult (138 males, 176 females) survivors of Bam earthquake, who were selected through convenience sampling participated in this research. All subjects completed Ahvaz Hardiness Inventory (AHI), Connor-Davidson Resilience (CD-RIS), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28), and Demographic Inventory. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used for statistical analysis. Results: A positive significant correlation was seen between hardiness and ego-resiliency and mental health (p

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