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Personal landscape transformations following the traumatic war experience

- Титаренко, Тетяна Михайлівна ( (2020) Personal landscape transformations following the traumatic war experience Український психологічний журнал, 1 (13). pp. 209-222. ISSN 2520-6265

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The personal landscape transformations are defined as the territory of a person's life, which has special dynamics, structural and functional characteristics, meaningful filling. In addition to specifying the landscape concept, the task was to determine the types of landscapes of combatants after returning from the war. The sample consisted of 91 combatants, higher education cadets, and volunteers. We used the written narrative method of the proposed scheme, a conversation, and a focused one-on-one interview. As a result, post-traumatic combatants' narratives consisted of war-related injuries (41.9%); family treason (24.7%); losses suffered in peacetime (23.5%); other difficult life situations (9.9%). The following criteria for determining the type of landscape have been developed: meaningfulness of the past; assessment of the present; a vision of the future; value dominant. There is considered the value-semantic configuration of the individual`s life as an integral indicator of the landscape. The following types of landscapes have been identified: a) existential (differs from the unwillingness to rethink the traumatic past; to assess the present adequately; the inability to construct the future; the dominant for survival); b) family (distinguished by a good understanding of the past; adequate assessment of the present; detailed construction of the future; dominant of meaningful relationships); c) service (differs from family primarily by the criterion of dominant value - to be useful to the state, the fight against the aggressor, the army); d) self-realization (differs in the main value of self-development); e) pragmatic (distinguished by the major value of career advancement). The most common landscapes are existential and family landscapes (25.0% each); in second place is landscapes of service and self-realization (17.3% each); on the third - pragmatic (13.6%). The hypothesis according to which the direct participation of military personnel in hostilities can act as a trigger for changing the personal landscape is confirmed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: landscape of personal transformations, military experience; post-traumatic narrative; value-meaning configuration of life; subject of narratives; landscape criteria; types of landscapes.
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: The Institute of Social and Political Psychology > Department of Social Psychology of Personality
Depositing User: Тетяна Михайлівна Титаренко
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 18:02
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 18:02


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