IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(9): 677-680 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2016.6.9.731

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychological and Social Adjustment among Libyan Who Participated in 17th of February Revolution: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis

Fariha Omar M. Elfaydi, Ibrahim Mikail, and R. A. H. Kirembwe
Abstract—Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an increasingly recognized and potentially preventable condition. Certain factors, especially the severity of the trauma, perceived lack of social support and pre-traumatic dissociation have been associated with its development. In recent years, a more robust evidence base regarding the management of individuals involved in traumatic events has emerged. This evidence suggested that people might suffer traumatic disorder, immediately after a traumatic event, or appear after several months. This has a negative effect psychological and social order for the survivors of trauma. The purpose of this study is to investigate the hypothesized causal relationships between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychological social adjustment among Libyans who participated in the revolution of 17th of February. The researcher collected data from a sample of 215 participated and injured in the Libyan revolution of February 17 used a self-reported questionnaire. Structural equation modeling was used to establish the relationship between traumatic disorder and social adjustment. It was found that the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) negatively affect psychological and social adjustment. Moreover, the researcher also as was hypothesized found that religious commitment alleviated level of (PTSD) and smoothen the psychological and social adjustment .The study revealed that there is a positive relationship between post-traumatic stress disorders with the lack of psycho-social compatibility. It also revealed that some of the injured in the fighting fronts suffer from social isolation.

Index Terms—Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological adjustment, social adjustment, religious commitment, structural equation modeling (SEM).

The authors are with Faculty of Major Languages Studies, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Bandar Barn Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (e-mail: Mikail@usim.edu.my, fefe1980f@gmail.com).

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Cite: Fariha Omar M. Elfaydi, Ibrahim Mikail, and R. A. H. Kirembwe, "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Psychological and Social Adjustment among Libyan Who Participated in 17th of February Revolution: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 677-680, 2016.

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