Being a prisoner of war (POW) is one of the most traumatic experiences to which individuals may be subjected. The literature shows that exposure to war captivity may result in long lasting scars manifested in psychological, somatic, cognitive, and functional impairment, including PTSD reactions. However, there is a wide variability in these distress reactions among POWs. The question is do personality characteristics account for the variability in psychosocial responses to war captivity? The present chapter examines the unique and combined contribution of three personal resources: Sensation seeking, attachment, and hardiness to mitigate the negative effects of captivity, as manifested in PTSD.
|Title of host publication||People under Extreme Stress|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||1594545707, 9781594545702|
|State||Published - 2006|