Risk and protective factors mediating psychological symptoms and ideological commitment of adolescents facing continuous terrorism.

@article{Laor2006RiskAP,
  title={Risk and protective factors mediating psychological symptoms and ideological commitment of adolescents facing continuous terrorism.},
  author={Nathaniel Laor and Leo Wolmer and Moshe Alon and Joanna Siev and Eliahu Samuel and P. E. Toren},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={194 4},
  pages={
          279-86
        }
}
This study evaluated symptoms, risk, and protective factors of adolescents from six Israeli schools exposed to continuous terrorism. All children in the grades selected at each school (7, 9, and 11) were administered anonymous assessment materials measuring posttraumatic, grief, and dissociative symptoms, as well as traumatic exposure, personal resilience, and family factors. A high number of risk factors increased the likelihood of negative symptoms. Perceived personal resilience served as a… CONTINUE READING

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