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Dyslexia and Traumatic Experiences

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Edited By Evelin Witruk, Shally Novita, Yumi Lee and Dian Sari Utami

This book focuses on dyslexia and traumatic experiences. It strives towards fostering a scientific exchange that promotes emergence of synergy effects and real progress in the understanding of dyslexia, psychological trauma, and stress experiences, as well as special methodological problems of qualitative research. The international and interdisciplinary team includes authors from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Sudan, South Africa, South Korea, Iran, China, Portugal, and Germany. The main topics of the book relate to dyslexia with some new perspectives on this old phenomenon, to traumatic experiences, to intervention methods and to some special methodical problems, particularly in qualitative research methods.
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Asanka Bulathwatta - Trauma among University Students in Sri Lanka and Germany

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Asanka Bulathwatta

University of Leipzig, Germany

Trauma among University Students in Sri Lanka and Germany

Abstract. University education is an important stage of students’ academic life. Therefore, all students need to develop their competencies to attain the goal of passing examinations and also to developing their wisdom related to scientific knowledge they gathered through their academic life. Life in universities is a critical period for individuals as it is a foot step to acquiring the emotional and social qualities in their social life. There are many adolescents who have been affected by traumatic events during their life span but have not been identified or treated. More specifically, there are numerous burning issues within first year university students namely, ragging done by seniors to juniors, bullying, invalidation and issues related to attitudes changes and orientation. Those factors can be traumatic for both their academic and day to day life style. Identifying the students who are with emotional damages and their resiliency afterwards the traumas and effective rehabilitation from the traumatic events is immensely needed in order to facilitate university students for their academic achievements and social life within the University education. This Study tries to figure out the role of emotional intelligence for developing coping strategies among adolescents who face traumatic events. Late adolescence students enrolled at University (Bachelor students) will be selected as sample. The study is to be conducted in a cross cultural manner comparing 400 students each from Germany...

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