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New group memberships formed after an acquired brain injury and posttraumatic growth: a prospective study

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Show simple item record Griffin, Siobhán M. Kinsella, Elaine Louise Bradshaw, Daragh McMahon, Grace Nightingale, Alastair Fortune, Dónal G. Muldoon, Orla T. 2022-01-26T15:10:27Z 2022-01-26T15:10:27Z 2022
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Predicting positive psychosocial outcomes following an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) remains a challenge. Considerable research demonstrates that social group memberships can have positive effects on psychological well-being, particularly during life transitions. Social group memberships are argued to help people derive a sense of self. This prospective study examined if social group memberships (number of groups and connectedness with groups) could predict posttraumatic growth (PTG) in those affected by ABI. Thirty-six participants (10 females, Mage= 46.56, SD = 11.46) engaged in community rehabilitation services completed measures at two time-points. Mediation analyses demonstrated that the number of new group memberships (groups formed post-injury) predicted greater PTG at time 2, via stronger connectedness with these new group memberships (controlling for initial PTG). The observed results suggest that a focus on developing and strengthening connections with new group memberships may promote positive adjustment after brain injury. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Neuropsychological Rehabilitation;
dc.subject social group memberships en_US
dc.subject social identity change en_US
dc.subject ABI en_US
dc.title New group memberships formed after an acquired brain injury and posttraumatic growth: a prospective study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09602011.2021.2021950
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Horizon 2020 en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.relation.projectid EPSPD/2013/691 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 884927 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3043451

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