Traumatic Stressful Life Events and Coping Ways of Female Workers of the Kabul ...

Traumatic Stressful Life Events and Coping Ways of Female Workers of the Kabul University Dormitory

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019, Pages: 85-90 Received: Jul. 7, 2019; Accepted: Aug. 13, 2019; Published: Aug. 23, 2019 Author Spozhmay Oriya, Faculty of Psychology, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

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This qualitative study investigated the traumatic and stressful life events of female workers at the female dormitory of Kabul University. Qualitative method was used for this study, and data were collected through focus groups and in-depth interviews. A total of 24 female workers of Kabul University at female dormitory participated in this study. The overall result shows that majority of workers have experienced several traumatic and stressful life events in their personal life and in the work environment. These experiences included painful memories of war, loss and death of family members and friends, family violence, economic problems, accidents in work environment and etc. This study found that in spite of problems on their lives, the participants used some meaningful ways for coping with problems, which showed their resilience toward problems. According to the results of this study, we can say that the daily life of female workers at the female dormitory of Kabul University impacted by traumatic and stressful events, and this could create psychological and physical problems in long-term for them and affect their functioning in personal and professional life. The findings for this study could be used to address the problems of these workers.


Traumatic Life Events, Coping, Female Workers, Kabul University, Afghanistan

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Spozhmay Oriya, Traumatic Stressful Life Events and Coping Ways of Female Workers of the Kabul University Female Dormitory, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2019, pp. 85-90. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20190804.11


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