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oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - The buffering effects of social support on personality dispositions of victims of a stressful life events: the case of Vesico-Fistula (VVF) victims

 

Abstract

Social support and personality variables have been argued to mediate the effects of stressful life event. This study examined the effects of these factors on the well-being of VVF victims in a national study. Data were collected through questionnaire on 230 VVF and Non-VVF victims across Nigeria. It was observed that the VVF victims enjoy a fairly positive social support and as such have healthy personality dispositions in that VVF victims were frequently visited by significant others at the hospitals/centres and their husbands did not take other wives as a result of this affliction. Also, it was found that the victims experience low depression and general psychopathology, high self-esteem and nAch. It was suggested that the type of social support received by these victims could be responsible for these favourable personality dispositions.

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1994-01-01
2016-12-03
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