Individual, Community, and National Resilience in Peace Time and in the Face of Terror: A Longitudinal Study

Shaul Kimhi, Yohanan Eshel, Dmitry Leykin, Mooli Lahad

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Abstract

The present paper is based on thrice-repeated measures. The sample constituted 561 Jewish Israeli adults who experienced these terror attacks. The study examined individual, community and national resilience and their associations with resilience-promoting factors (sense of coherence, social support, and self-efficacy); as well as resilience-suppressing factors (distress symptoms, sense of danger, and exposure). Results indicated that resilience scores were quite stable across the three repeated measures, whereas sense of coherence, distress symptoms, sense of danger, and exposure significantly changed across the three repeated measures. Sense of coherence was the best predictor for individual, community, and national resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-713
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Community resilience
  • individual resilience
  • longitudinal research
  • national resilience
  • stability and change of resilience
  • terrorism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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