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Jeoung Weon Park 1 Article
Experiences of Posttraumatic Growth by Undergraduate Nursing Students
Jeoung Weon Park
Korean J Str Res. 2016;24(4):285-295.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2016.24.4.285
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The purpose of the study was to understand the experiences and explore the nature of posttraumatic growth by undergraduate nursing students. The data was created by in-depth interviews on the experiences of 4 participants for 4 months; from June to September, 2016. The interviews were recorded and then transcribed. The analysis of the data was made Colaizzi’s phenomenological analytic method. Five categories that emerged from themes and themes clusters were :1) Trauma event, 2) Traumatic reexperience, 3) Struggling, 4) Getting used to traumatic experience, 5) Going to growth. The findings of the study illustrated in the participants’ experiences of posttraumatic growth, will contribute to the development of program that promotes posttraumatic growth including self disclosure.


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