The affective tone of narration and posttraumatic growth in organ transplant recipients
Mariusz Zięba , Mateusz Zatorski , Jolanta Gozdowska , Rafał Kieszek , Wojciech Laskowski , Marta Boczkowska
AbstractThe 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.
|Journal series||Polish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||narratives, affective tone, posttraumatic growth|
|Publication indicators||: 2015 = 0.297|
|Citation count*||7 (2020-10-27)|
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