LEVEL OF ANXIETY AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG FLOOD EFFECTED AND NON-EFFECTED STUDENTS OF SWATLEVEL OF ANXIETY AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG FLOOD EFFECTED AND NON-EFFECTED STUDENTS OF SWAT
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Keywords

Flood effected and non-effected students, PTSD, anxiety, college students

Abstract

The present research examined the level of anxiety and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among flood effected and non-effected college students of Swat. In this regard it was hypothesized that students who were effected by floods would have high level of anxiety and PTSD as compared to those who had not been effected. The participants of the current study consisted of N=204 (Male n=102; Female n=102) college students from Swat, Pakistan who were approached through random sampling technique. Both flood effected (n=102) and non-flood effected (n=102) college students were included in the study. Two standardized instruments, Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and PTSD Checklist Civilian (PCL-C) were used to collect data. Results showed that flood effected college students displayed high level of anxiety and PTSD as compared to those who were not-effected. It was also determined that female flood effected college students had high level of anxiety and PTSD as compared to male flood affected college students. The study has important implications for the development of the posttraumatic psychotherapeutic intervention plans.

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