Adolescences’ Perspectives of Dealing with Syria Traumatic Events

Tatiana Pilishvili, Al' Massri Ismaeel, Natalya Karabushchenko, Alexandr Ivashchenko


This study aimed to explore how adolescences, who have experienced the Syrian War traumatic events, choose their ways of coping and deal with the secondary trauma out of their native country (150 participants, 75 male, 75 female; 15-17 years old, average age 16 years). It’s clear in this study the reflection of the psychosomatic state specifics developed at the background of the harmful psycho events of psychological adaptation to a new situation which consists of the compelled migration from Syria to Jordan and staying in a refugee camp. Developed possibilities of adaptation resources of the personality in the context of a proactive coping with a crisis situation in connection with possible post-traumatic growth are shown. Unproductive and productive factors of adaptation of Syrian youth are revealed. The unproductive factors are: a) the factor of the expressed repeated traumatic experiences which are followed by problems with a dream, the increased irritability, fits of anger, loss of sense of reality; b) the factor of anxiety - personality's uncertainty in his or her own forces and subjective inability to control itself and the environment; c) the disadaptive factor with emotional difficulties, uncertainty, avoiding communicating with the contemporaries to deal with the problem. The productive factors of adaptation are: a) the factor of strategic planning, the search of adaption to find a way from a stressful situation by means of additional information, councils, division of feelings with others; b) the factor of own experience reconsideration for the purpose of adaptation to new vital conditions.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p238

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