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Title: The conditionings of transgenerational transmission of trauma in offspring of Holocaust survivors

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This dissertation follows the path of trauma research, representing a direct follow-up of research work on Holocaust Survivors (HS) and their children carried out by Prof. Maria Orwid's team. Research of this type is generally conducted in the United States and Israel. The group of SGs living in Poland is unique. My research sought an answer to questions about the impact of a parent's trauma on children's mental health. 51 persons were examined. The research method included a combination of semi-structured interview and self-description tools of the paper-and-pencil type. The analysis of data collected uses the methodology of triangulation: a merge of qualitative and quantitative methods. The following results were obtained: -a parent's traumatic experience has a detrimental effect on the process of separation and individualisation of progeny, and results in individual psychopathologies. This is particularly plain in the case of daughters. -evidence was found for a relationship between the occurrences of psychopathologies in a traumatised parent and in a child. An untraumatised parent seems to have more significance by performing a protective role; the subjects' generational families were often combative; emotional neglect experienced in childhood seems a key impact that makes transgenerational transmission more acute. -the observed differences between the clinical group and the non-clinical one do not appear big. -the proportion of subjects who take up a search and actively engage in the building of their identity corresponds to population data; a higher level of ethnic identity does not correlate with psychic well-being. The research demonstrated the significance of both family impacts and a wider context for transgenerational transmission of trauma.

Level of degree:

2 - studia doktoranckie

Degree discipline:

psychiatria

Degree grantor:

Uniwersytet Jagielloński. Collegium Medicum. Wydział Lekarski.

Promoter:

Jacek Bomba

Date issued:

2009

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Identifier:

oai:dl.cm-uj.krakow.pl:945

Call number:

ZB-110930

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Biblioteka Medyczna Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego- Collegium Medicum

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