War and disaster in Sri Lanka: Depression, family adjustment and health among women heading households
War, natural disaster, women, family, health, depression
The civil war, lasting from 1983 to 2009, and the tsunami that struck Southeastern Asia in 2004 were major stressors that changed the demographic landscape of the northern province of Sri Lanka. The composition of families changed dramatically, with an increase in female-headed households, largely due to casualties. The conservation of resources (COR) model was applied in this study to examine relationships between risk and resiliency factors among women heading households, including women widowed by war or disaster.
Original Publication Citation
Banford Witting, A.,Lambert, J., Wickrama, K.A.T.,Thanigaseelan, S., & Merten, M. (2016). War & disaster in Sri Lanka: Depression, family functioning and health among women heading households.International Journal of Social Psychiatry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Witting, Alyssa Banford; Lambert, Jessica E.; Wickrama, Thulitha; Thanigaseelan, Sivaguru; and Merten, Michael, "War and disaster in Sri Lanka: Depression, family adjustment and health among women heading households" (2016). Faculty Publications. 2482.
International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© The Author(s) 2016