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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2014, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (2): 304-313.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00304

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Promoting Factors of Post-traumatic Growth, Model and Intervene

JIN Yuchang;LIU Dongyue;LI Junyi   

  1. School of Teacher Education, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610066, China
  • Received:2013-05-09 Online:2014-02-15 Published:2014-02-15
  • Contact: JIN Yuchang


Post-traumatic Growth (PTG) means positive changes experienced as a result of the psychological struggle with highly challenging events or major life crises. This article summarized the relevant study about PTG and also discussed the factors enhancing the coping processes that were identified to be significantly associated with PTG, such as personality traits、social support、benefit finding and meaning making. In addition, we summarized those models of PTG proposed by psychologist in different perspectives. Some innovative strategies were put forward in order to improve PTG. At last, we proposed some suggestions to overcome the limitations in some variables. Future studies should emphasized on longitudinal research which has many assessment points and construct different PTG models fit to different groups of people.

Key words: post-traumatic growth, theoretical model, positive coping process, benefit finding, meaning making