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Mr. Acharya Co-authored Article Published

isms | 12 July, 2017 09:36

Mr. Khagendra Acharya, Assistant Professor at Humanities and Management Unit (HMU), School of Engineering, had his article, "Community Identity and Collective Efficacy: A Social Cure for Traumatic Stress in post Earthquake Nepal," through in European Journal of Social Psychology (Impact Factor: 1.973).

This paper reports a study undertaken in earthquake-affected regions in Nepal devastated by April 2015 quake and its major aftershock a month later. Results of the study indicated that consistent with tenets of the social identity framework, ethnic and gender group memberships impacted on reported experiences during the earthquake. The relationship between earthquake experience and PTG was mediated by community identification and collective efficacy. Earthquake experience also had an indirect effect on PTS through collective efficacy. (Visit: https://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/618091/)

Mr. Acharya (second author) co-authored the article with Prof. Orla T. Muldoon (first author), Saraj Jay, Judith Pettigrew, Kamal Adhikari, and RD Lowe.


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