Personality and Post‑Traumatic Growth: the Mediating Role of Career Adaptability Among Traumatized Adolescents

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Salimi, Samaneh, Asgari, Zahra, Izadikhah, Zahra and Abedi, Mohamadreza. 2021. "Personality and Post‑Traumatic Growth: the Mediating Role of Career Adaptability Among Traumatized Adolescents." Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 15 (3), pp. 883-892. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-021-00376-8
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Personality and Post‑Traumatic Growth: the Mediating Role of Career Adaptability Among Traumatized Adolescents

ERA Journal ID124521
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsSalimi, Samaneh (Author), Asgari, Zahra (Author), Izadikhah, Zahra (Author) and Abedi, Mohamadreza (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
Journal Citation15 (3), pp. 883-892
Number of Pages10
Year2021
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN1936-1521
1936-153X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-021-00376-8
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40653-021-00376-8
Abstract

Trauma needs special attention during the sensitive period of adolescence, which already involves its own psychological challenges and vocational tasks. Coping with trauma requires adaptation. From the perspective of the career construction model of adaptation, career adaptability provides psycho-social resources that promote adaptation. Using this model, the aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between personality and post-traumatic growth via career adaptability. A total of 266 Iranian adolescents who had experienced the sudden death of a parent recruited. They then completed the Big Five Questionnaire, Post-traumatic Growth Inventory, and Career Adapt-abilities Scale. The results showed career adaptability partially mediated the relationship between neuroticism and openness and post-traumatic growth. In addition, the findings confirmed the full mediator role of career adaptability in the relationship between conscientiousness and post-traumatic growth. The results also indicated a direct relationship between extraversion and post-traumatic growth, but no relationship between agreeableness and post-traumatic growth. These results emphasized the essential role of career adaptability in empowering traumatized adolescents.

KeywordsAdolescence, Trauma, Post-traumatic growth, Personality, Career adaptability
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
520303. Counselling psychology
520302. Clinical psychology
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Isfahan, Iran
School of Psychology and Counselling
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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