The affective tone of narration and posttraumatic growth in organ transplant recipients

Mariusz Zięba , Mateusz Zatorski , Jolanta Gozdowska , Rafał Kieszek , Wojciech Laskowski , Marta Boczkowska


The aim of the study was to verify the hypothesis that positive affective tone of narratives is connected to the experience of posttraumatic growth among transplant patients. Kidney transplant patients (N = 51) and liver transplant patients (N = 48) participated in the study. In the first stage, about 10 weeks after transplant, the participants told two stories about important, freely chosen events from their lives. During the second meeting 10–12 months later we measured posttraumatic growth. Results indicated that the affective tone of narratives about past events was associated with the level of post-traumatic growth measured 10–12 months later. This proves that the affective tone of narratives about life, understood as a relatively constant individual characteristic, promote posttraumatic growth.
Author Mariusz Zięba (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Mariusz Zięba,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Mateusz Zatorski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Mateusz Zatorski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Jolanta Gozdowska
Jolanta Gozdowska,,
, Rafał Kieszek
Rafał Kieszek,,
, Wojciech Laskowski
Wojciech Laskowski,,
, Marta Boczkowska (Wydział Psychologii)
Marta Boczkowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishnarratives, affective tone, posttraumatic growth
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.297
Citation count*7 (2021-03-04)
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