A request for help…

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PhD Student Michaela Börner
May 2013

I am PhD student in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. I am looking for volunteers to find out more about how people develop post traumatic growth. Post traumatic growth is often perceived by people as a positive change following adversity.

Certain coping strategies are assumed to help or to hinder people to deal with a traumatic event. Those coping strategies and their influence on cognitive processing, emotional deregulation and the development of post traumatic growth are the focus of this online survey.
You are welcome to take part in this survey if you have experienced life stress as, for example, a significant loss, an accident, serious illness or were exposed to violence, crime, a breakdown of a significant relationship or another event which you would consider as distressing.
The research tries to contribute to a better understanding on how people cope with adversity and what facilitates or hinders a better adjustment to life following stress.
This study involves questionnaires and will take about 30 minutes. The results of the study will be sent to you via the email list of your organisation.
There are no risks, costs or benefits involved. You are under no obligation to answer to this email. All personal details will be kept confidential and your participation is entirely voluntary and you are free to withdraw anytime.
I would be grateful if you would help by taking part. You can enter the survey via the following link:  https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/nottingham/coping_with_trauma/
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me or my supervisors Prof Stephen Joseph (Stephen.Joseph@nottingham.ac.uk) and Dr David Murphy (David.Murphy@nottingham.ac.uk).

Yours sincerely,
Michaela Börner
PhD Student, Sociology
School of Sociology & Social Policy
University of Nottingham
E:  lqxmb10@nottingham.ac.uk

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