A Review of Posttraumatic Growth and Help-Seeking Behavior in Cancer Survivors: Effects of Distal and Proximate Culture

Tomoko Matsui, Kanako Taku

研究成果: Review article

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Recent studies have shown that cancer survivors experience severe psychological distress, but some also experience personal growth, known as posttraumatic growth (PTG). Help-seeking behavior (HSB) is critical for cancer survivors to better cope with stress and possibly experience PTG. The existing theoretical models of PTG and HSB assume that cancer survivors, regardless of their cultural background or personality, will receive benefit from actively interacting with others. The purpose of this review article is to critically examine this assumption and to propose that the roles of distal and proximate cultures need to be considered in further understanding the psychological mechanisms of PTG and HSB. Future studies should identify the culture-specific meanings and implications of experiencing PTG and engaging in HSB.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)142-162
ページ数21
ジャーナルJapanese Psychological Research
58
発行部数1
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2016 1 1
外部発表Yes

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Help-Seeking Behavior
Theoretical Models

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