A Qualitative Study of the Factors Influencing the Adaptability of the Women Affected by Kermanshah Earthquake

Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor, Allameh Tabatabaei University


This study is aimed at a qualitative investigation into the factors influencing the adaptability of the women affected by Kermanshah earthquake. The statistical population of the study included the women affected by Kermanshah earthquake. Purposeful sampling was continued from this population to the point of saturation (14 individuals). In this study, the phenomenological method was used to analyze the data, that is, using a semi-structured interview, the required data were collected from the subjects, and after analyzing the content of the interviews and their final coding, three main indicators were extracted: "environmental and social factors, family factors, and personality factors". The environmental and social factors were peaceful environment, establishment of social relations and presence and activity in telegram groups. The family factors were family support, family atmosphere, and the discourse dominating the family, and finally the personality factors were values, beliefs, motivations, abilities, perceptions, and emotions. This study demonstrates the effective role of environmental and social factors, family factors and personality factors in adapting to a new lifestyle, reducing symptoms of depression, feeling better and enduring the consequences of serious illnesses and injuries such as complete spinal cord injury.


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Volume 14, Issue 49
Winter Quarterly 1398
March 2020
Pages 113-129
  • Receive Date: 17 May 2018
  • Revise Date: 04 September 2019
  • Accept Date: 03 October 2019