Description of post-traumatic growth (PTG) in prospective health workers

Muthia Mazaya Pitari, Herni Susanti, Arcellia Farosyah Putri, Ria Utami Panjaitan

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The positive impact of a traumatic event is called Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) from which several positive psychological changes appear due to inner struggles faced by a person related to the traumatic events they experienced. This study aimed to describe PTG of prospective health workers. The study was conducted using a descriptive design on 378 respondents as the sample. The data collection process used 3 questionnaires, one of which is PTGI questionnaires. The results of the study showed that 50.2% of students experienced PTG at high level and 49.8% of students experienced PTG at low level. In terms of domain, students who experienced high-level PTG are mostly in the appreciation for life domain and students who experienced low-level PTG in the relating to other domain. Referring to results this study recommended that the PTG related activities be increased like the introduction of knowledge about PTG to students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S257-S260
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • College student
  • Posttraumatic growth
  • Prospective health workers
  • PTG
  • Traumatic event


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