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Spirituality and social support in flood victims


Sipon, Sapora and Sakdan, Mohd Fo'ad and Mustaffa, Che Su and Marzuki, Najib Ahmad and Khalid, Mohamad Sukeri and Ariffin, Mohd Taib and Nik Nazli, Nik Nadian Nisa (2015) Spirituality and social support in flood victims. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 185. pp. 361-364. ISSN 18770428

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Abstract

Research on flood disasters in the past decade has impacted outcomes such as spirituality and social support. A number of studies have shown that flood also changes the vicitms’ belief about themselves and meaning of life. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between spiritual and social support. The paper is based on a quantitative approach by conducting a survey on 764 flood victims. A questionnaire battery including a translated Malaysian version of spirituality and a Modified version of social support were administered to households in flood affected areas. All analysis were carried out using Statistical Package For The Social Science (SPSS Version 21). The study found that there was significant relationship between spirituality and social support (r = 202**, family, r = 286**,friends, r = 210** and significant others, r = .448**) in flood victims. In sum, this study provide theoretical contributions to spirituality and social support research. The study of the role of spirituality and social support in fostering resilience in flood survivors may advance the understanding of human adaptation and coping to flood trauma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: flood, spirituality, social support
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Che Su Mustaffa
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 07:06
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 07:06
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17871

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