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Trauma, Trust and Hope among Women: A Qualitative Study

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The study is about ‘trust and hope’, a positive approach adopted by women to overcome the trauma in their lives successfully. It aims to understand what it takes to counter depressing moments and develop positivity in life. Employing the grounded theory approach an empirical investigation into the lives of women revealed (a) the causal conditions that underlie the development of trust and hope; (b) identified the phenomena, ‘trust and hope’, that develop from causal conditions; (c) context and intervening conditions that lead to positivity; (d) strategies that led to hope and trust; (e) the consequences of positive behavior. The results of the study could be utilized by researcher, academicians and other professionals in the field. It is certainly a contribution towards developing and strengthening positive psychology.

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Srivastava, M. Trauma, Trust and Hope among Women: A Qualitative Study. Psychol Stud 60, 170–184 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12646-015-0307-9

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