Resilience, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Psychological Well-Being Among Adolescents Experiencing Parents’ Marital Dissolution

  • Daniswara Agusta Wijaya Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata
  • Endang Widyorini Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata
  • Emiliana Primastuti Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata
  • Jemerson Dominguez De La Salle University - Dasmariñas

Abstract




The marital dissolution as a traumatic event for children and adolescents might yield different outcomes for each adolescent. Previous studies suggested that adolescents who have high resilience tend to experience positive changes / post- traumatic growth following traumatic events, which results in higher well-being. Hence, it is necessary to conduct research about resilience and post-traumatic growth as predictors of psychological well-being among adolescents who have been through their parents’ marital dissolution. The recent study aims to investigate the relations among those variables. A total of 56 participants (mean age: 15.27; 66.1% female) who lived in Semarang completed three measurements. Correlational, t-test, and path analysis were applied. The result suggests that both resilience and post-traumatic growth significantly and positively correlated toward psychological well-being. Furthermore, post-traumatic growth was found to have a significant partial mediating effect on the relationship between resilience and psychological well-being. These findings suggest that though promoting resilience could improve the psychological well-being of adolescents who have been through their parents’ marital dissolution, clinicians need to ensure that adolescents experience post-traumatic growth through cognitive therapy or counseling sessions to achieve better psychological well-being.




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Published
2021-07-31
How to Cite
WIJAYA, Daniswara Agusta et al. Resilience, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Psychological Well-Being Among Adolescents Experiencing Parents’ Marital Dissolution. Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 1-20, july 2021. ISSN 2581-0421. Available at: <http://jip.fk.unand.ac.id/index.php/jip/article/view/319>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.25077/jip.5.1.1-20.2021.