As part of the Risk Project, our team has been researching self reported positive psychological changes that are attributed to having experienced a trauma. We have examined the relationship of posttraumatic growth to posttraumatic stress, global psychological distress, religiosity and religious coping, as well as other health and behavioral variables.
Lowe, S. R., Manove, E. E., & Rhodes, J. E. (2013). Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among low-income mothers who survived Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(5), 877-889. doi: 10.1037/a0033252.
Chan, C. & Rhodes, J. (2013). Religious coping, posttraumatic stress, psychological distress, and posttraumatic growth among female survivors four years after Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 257-265. doi:10.1002/jts.21801.