Abortion Trauma in the Context of Chinese Culture
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages: 138-141
Received: Sep. 8, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 7, 2019; Published: Oct. 23, 2019
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Wan Zaojun, School of Sociology and Psychology, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
Yuan Yuan, School of Sociology and Psychology, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
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Abstract
Abortion in the family has a profound and traumatic impact on individual psychological state. In China, the number of abortion operations remains high, which has attracted the attention and research of many scholars. However, there is a lack of discussion on the trauma of abortion in these studies. Abortion trauma is not only affected by individual psychological factors, but also by social and cultural factors. In order to analyze the characteristics of abortion trauma under the background of Chinese culture, explore the correlation between abortion trauma and sacrifice prototype, and strengthen the clinical intervention research on abortion trauma, this paper analyzed the questionnaire survey (296 valid questionnaires) conducted by 306 subjects. The results showed that: (1) under the background of Chinese culture, abortion trauma can occur in both an abortionist and her partner (including spouse). In a family with an abortion, the offspring will have abortion trauma; (2) the concept of sacrifice appears in the cognition of the abortionists and of the offspring of the abortionists' families. In future researches, the relationship between abortion trauma and sacrificial archetype under the background of Chinese culture can be discussed in depth, so as to explore the narrative script of abortion trauma in the collective unconscious of contemporary Chinese people, so that psychologists can better create a set of psychological intervention methods to help people get rid of abortion trauma.
Keywords
Abortion Trauma, Sacrifice Archetype, Psychological Interventions
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Wan Zaojun, Yuan Yuan, Abortion Trauma in the Context of Chinese Culture, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2019, pp. 138-141. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20190805.16
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