Social support coping mediates the relationship between gender and posttraumatic growth.

@article{Swickert2009SocialSC,
  title={Social support coping mediates the relationship between gender and posttraumatic growth.},
  author={Rhonda J. Swickert and James B. Hittner},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={387-93}
}
Females tend to report greater levels of posttraumatic growth following trauma than males. Little is known about why such an association exists. This study examined whether social support coping might mediate the relationship between gender and posttraumatic growth. College students and community residing adults ( N = 221) recalled a stressful or traumatic event that they had recently experienced and responded to measures of posttraumatic growth and coping while keeping this event in mind… CONTINUE READING

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