PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AFTER LIFE THREATENING EXERIENCES

Wiesław Błaszczak

    The aim of this article is searching for positive changes in personality after life threatening experiences. Fifty two adults who were involved in serious, life threatening ecar accidents were examined by Self-Confrontation Method of Hermans. This method originated from the Evaluation Theory of Hermans that describes the system of subjective meanings that a person creates by interpreting his/her own experience. It was possible to find valuations – the smallest parts of someone’s narration – describing positive personality changes after the accident. The positive changes found in this work were: sense of being more mature, reevaluation of life’s aims, awareness that there is somebody who can save one’s life. These types of changes seem to be the narrative aspect of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG).
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 13.06.2007, godz. 11:36 - Ewelina Soszyńska