The current study examined the effects of COVID-19 death and infection stressors on posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and the moderating role of resilience and coping in the association between the COVID-19 stressors and PTSS in Hispanic young adults. On average, COVID-19 death led to higher PTSS than COVID-19 infection. Among participants with relatively high resilience, higher engagement coping, or lower disengagement coping, the magnitudes of the impacts of COVID-19 death and infection on PTSS were similar, suggesting the buffering role of resilience and coping. Resilience and engagement coping may protect Hispanic individuals from elevated PTSS in response to traumatic experiences.
Michiyo Hirai & Laura L. Vernon (2023) Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Response to COVID-19–Related Adverse Events in Hispanic Individuals, Journal of Loss and Trauma, DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2022.2123136
Journal of Loss and Trauma
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