How the Lebanese coped with fifteen years of war: A qualitative study

Samya Nicole Yamin Brownell (1999)

The focus of this dissertation is to look intimately at the types of coping factors that the Lebanese adult population utilized during the time their country was involved in war, from 1975-1990. This paper is a qualitative study that examines 24 narratives taken from Lebanese adults about their experience of the war. Open ended questions were asked to allow the Lebanese population to speak freely about their war experiences and about which factors helped them best cope with their experiences of war. I conclude with a compilation of thoughts on the similar ways of coping found in each narrative and implications for future research.