Predicting patterns of disaster-related resiliency among older adult Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Joseph U. Almazan, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Majed Sulaiman Alamri, Jazi Shaydied Monahi Alotaibi, Abdulrhman Saad B. Albougami, Rotacio Gravoso, Ferdinand Abocejo, Kelly Allen, Ghose Bishwajit

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Abstract

Reported natural disasters are steadily increasing, yet there is limited previous research explicitly exploring the predictors of disaster resiliency among older people from typhoon-hit provinces. This study examined the relationships between life satisfaction, attitude, spirituality and locus of control towards resiliency among older adult Typhoon Haiyan survivors. A descriptive correlational design was conducted among these survivors in the Eastern Philippines. Standard multiple linear regression analysis was used in the study. The findings indicated that spirituality and attitude were significant predictors of the survivors' resiliency. The spirituality and positive attitudes of the older adults were associated with disaster resiliency among the typhoon survivors. Thus, the findings suggest the need for nurse gerontologists to promote spirituality and encourage positive attitudes among older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-634
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gerontologist nurse
  • Helplessness
  • Older adults
  • Spirituality
  • Typhoon Haiyan survivors

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