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dc.contributor.authorTarrant, RAen_US
dc.contributor.authorMooney, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorPaton, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorJohal, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Den_US
dc.date.available2017-06-01en_US
dc.date.issued2017-06-01en_US
dc.identifierhttp://trauma.massey.ac.nz/en_US
dc.identifierhttp://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2017-1/AJDTS_21_1_Mooney.pdfen_US
dc.identifier2en_US
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2017, 21 (1), pp. 19 - 30 (12)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1174-4707en_US
dc.description.abstractChildren may experience distress and can become vulnerable as the result of a disaster. However, recent research suggests that children experiencing such adversity can address adversity by employing their capacities to adapt. The present study investigates how children coped effectively with a disaster, the Canterbury, New Zealand earthquakes of 2010-2102, and identifies strategies, processes, and resources that promoted effective coping and adaptation. Semistructured interviews took place with 38 children from three different age groups, with 31 parents, and with 11 teachers and principals from five Canterbury schools. Children were interviewed twenty months after the first earthquake, during an ongoing aftershock sequence, and six selected children were interviewed again sixteen months later. Thematic analysis of interview data identified multiple, inter-connected coping strategies and resources in the children that were fundamental to their post-disaster adaptation. Children coping effectively employed a repertoire of diverse coping strategies in a flexible and pertinent manner. Three key strategies employed by the children were emotional regulation, positive reframing, and problem-solving. Sixteen months later, the children had shifted their focus away from coping with earthquakes to coping with everyday problems. It is expected that findings from this study will contribute to future interventions for promoting effective coping and adaptation by children.en_US
dc.format.extent19 - 30 (12)en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.titleGetting through: Children's effective coping and adaptation in the context of the Canterbury, New Zealand earthquakes of 2010-2012en_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume21en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id353816
dc.relation.isPartOfAustralasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studiesen_US
dc.citation.issue1en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Joint Centre for Disaster Research
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://trauma.massey.ac.nz/en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1103 Clinical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1702 Cognitive Sciencesen_US


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