In the shadow of terror: Changes in world assumptions in Israeli youth

Zahava Solomon, Avital Laufer

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of terror on world assumptions in Israeli youth. The sample comprised 2,999 adolescents aged 13-16 who were exposed to different levels of terror. Relations of objective and subjective exposure to terror, life events, ideological, religious commitment, and social support with world assumptions were assessed. Results show that personal and social resources made a more substantial contribution to the explained variance of world assumptions than exposure to terror. Implications of the associations between religious and ideological commitment and social support with world assumptions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-364
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Volume9
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Religion
  • Terror
  • World assumptions

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