Bedouin children in Palestine are at risk of developing trauma-related pathologies as a result of chronic exposure to severe political and military violence. Little is known about their coping abilities and survival skills. The aim of our study was to longitudinally test the contribution of agency to predicting life satisfaction and the power of life satisfaction to mitigate traumatic stress in a group of Bedouin children exposed to prolonged military violence in West Bank, occupied Palestinian territories. We expected that children who maintained good levels of satisfaction over the time would be less at risk of developing stress- and trauma-related syndromes and that agency would act as a predeterminant of mitigated traumatic reactions. A quantitative cross-lagged path model (CLPM) research design was implemented. One hundred forty-three Palestinian children were administered with Children’s Hope Scale, Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale, Children’s Impact of Event Scale, and a built ad hoc traumatic checklist. The results provided support for all the study hypotheses, suggesting that in general Bedouin children draw on a considerable range of resources in adjusting to their chronically traumatic life context. Implications for clinical work and future research are discussed.

Veronese, G., Pepe, A., Obaid, H., Cavazzoni, F., Perez, J. (2020). Agency and life satisfaction in Bedouin children exposed to conditions of chronic stress and military violence: A two-wave longitudinal study in Palestine. CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, 25(1), 242-259 [10.1177/1359104519864134].

Agency and life satisfaction in Bedouin children exposed to conditions of chronic stress and military violence: A two-wave longitudinal study in Palestine

Veronese, G
;
Pepe, A.;Obaid, H;Cavazzoni F;
2020

Abstract

Bedouin children in Palestine are at risk of developing trauma-related pathologies as a result of chronic exposure to severe political and military violence. Little is known about their coping abilities and survival skills. The aim of our study was to longitudinally test the contribution of agency to predicting life satisfaction and the power of life satisfaction to mitigate traumatic stress in a group of Bedouin children exposed to prolonged military violence in West Bank, occupied Palestinian territories. We expected that children who maintained good levels of satisfaction over the time would be less at risk of developing stress- and trauma-related syndromes and that agency would act as a predeterminant of mitigated traumatic reactions. A quantitative cross-lagged path model (CLPM) research design was implemented. One hundred forty-three Palestinian children were administered with Children’s Hope Scale, Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale, Children’s Impact of Event Scale, and a built ad hoc traumatic checklist. The results provided support for all the study hypotheses, suggesting that in general Bedouin children draw on a considerable range of resources in adjusting to their chronically traumatic life context. Implications for clinical work and future research are discussed.
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Children agency; life satisfaction; longitudinal study; military violence; trauma;
Children agency, trauma, military violence, life satisfaction, longitudinal study
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259
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Veronese, G., Pepe, A., Obaid, H., Cavazzoni, F., Perez, J. (2020). Agency and life satisfaction in Bedouin children exposed to conditions of chronic stress and military violence: A two-wave longitudinal study in Palestine. CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, 25(1), 242-259 [10.1177/1359104519864134].
Veronese, G; Pepe, A; Obaid, H; Cavazzoni, F; Perez, J
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