Posttraumatic growth of victims informed by the Truth Commission of Ecuador

  • Carlos Reyes Universidad Politécnica Salesiana - Ecuador
  • Gino Grondona-Opazo Universidad Politécnica Salesiana - Ecuador
  • Marcelo Rodríguez Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro - Brasil
  • Darío Páez Universidad del País Vasco - España
Keywords: Victims of human rights, The Truth Commission of Ecuador Report, posttraumatic growth


This article explores if the victims included in the Truth Commission of Ecuador (TCE, 2010) show Posttraumatic Growth (PTG), the conditions in which it occurs and the kind of events that are associated to it. 48 victims from five provinces in Ecuador were evaluated through the posttraumatic growth inventory. Results show that there are some differences on the level of PTG depending on the number of experiences, the type of violence suffered. Despite this fact, growth does not mean psychological adjustment. This article discusses the implications of such findings and the inconsistencies between PTG and the victims of political violence.

Author Biography

Gino Grondona-Opazo, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana - Ecuador


Grupo de Investigaciones Psicosociales

Carrera de Psicología


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How to Cite
Reyes, C., Grondona-Opazo, G., Rodríguez, M., & Páez, D. (2019). Posttraumatic growth of victims informed by the Truth Commission of Ecuador. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 52(3), 379-388. ijp.v52i3.476