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Project: Coping with traumatic events
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Dear reader,

If you have experienced a traumatic event in your life, we would like to ask you to participate in this online study. The goal of this research is to study how people deal with a traumatic event. Some are able cope well with a traumatic experience, others may struggle with it for a long time. We would like to know how you coped, and learn about your personal experiences. There are therefore no right or wrong answers.

Some questions are about religion, spirituality, and beliefs. We are interested in all forms of religion and spirituality. Therefore, we would like you to answer these questions regardless of whether you would describe yourself as a religious or spiritual person or not.


We would like to ask you to participate if:

- You have experienced an event where you were faced with death, or you or someone close to you was threatened with death.


- You or someone close to you has experienced serious injury or physical abuse.

To participate you must be 18 years or older.


This study consists of several questionnaires, which together take about 15 minutes to fill out. All your answers are anonymous, you will not be asked to give your name. You may stop at any time and delete your answers.

If you participate you have the option to give your email at the end of the questionnaires, if you wish to recieve the results of this study. You do not need to give an email adress if you do not want to. If you have any more questions or comments you can email to: Press the button "Next" to begin.

Thank you very much in advance!

Hagar ter Kuile

Department of Clinical Psychology

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands