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Traumatic Experiences and Dyslexia

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Edited By Evelin Witruk and Dian Sari Utami

The main topics of the book are traumatic experiences, stress processing and dyslexia with some new perspectives on this old phenomenon. The authors of the book articles are from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Spain, Syria, Portugal, and Germany. The interdisciplinary character of this book is represented in contributions of scientists from different areas of psychology, special education, and linguistics.

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Trauma and Coping Styles among University Students in Sri Lanka and Germany: Role of Emotional Intelligence and Resilience

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Abstract: Individual coping is a discussion in the domain of stress, daily hazards and some interpersonal domains. Trauma coping considered to be a complex phenomenon rather simply mean of stress coping strategies because traumatic events and traumas considered to be a factor effect on our cognition. These coping strategies can be approached as well as avoidance of the occurred traumatic event. The main objective of this study was to identify the role of Emotional Intelligence in developing coping strategies among people who faced traumatic events and controlling the effect of resilience. Subjects of this study were 356 university students from Germany and Sri Lanka. Bivariate correlations, hierarchical multiple regression analysis, regression analysis with mediation and path models were performed to test the hypotheses. The results revealed that the German and Sri Lankan students show a different level of Emotional Intelligence and its influencing different way of determining coping strategies. German student’s resilience capacity show significantly negative correlation with the Emotional intelligence. The current study indicated the direct and indirect effect of Trauma symptoms. It shows some significant difference between German and Sri Lankan students. Level of exposure to traumatic events also indicated differently in between two countries. Surprisingly human-made trauma is a common phenomenon in both countries. Coping styles from both countries show significance difference.

Keywords: emotional intelligence, resilience, trauma, coping

1 Introduction

This study tried to figure out the role of Emotional Intelligence (EI) for developing coping strategies among adolescents who...

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