July 30, 2018
Lived Experiences of Faculty Affected During Floods
The environment is a balance of impacts which can either be positive or negative. One of the negative impacts which can cause a marked disaster to life is flood. A qualitative study was conducted to explore the lived experiences of faculty affected during the floods at selected nursing college in Chennai. Methods: This study was conducted using, a qualitative research design with phenomenological approach at selected nursing College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu- South India. Twelve faculty members who were severely affected during floods were selected through the purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using Open ended, probing and leading questions to explore the lived experiences of faculty through in depth personal interview that facilitated free conversation. Results: Data was analyzed based on the Van Kaam’s methodology. From the collected data six essential themes were developed which were on the following dimensions such as physical dimensions, psychological dimensions, social dimensions, spiritual dimensions, financial dimensions and academic dimensions. The themes, which emerged reflected the need for holistic dimension of disaster care for the faculty affected during flood.
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© 2018 Priya. S, Venkatesan, L & Vijayalakshmi. K
How to cite this article:
Priya. S, Venkatesan, L & Vijayalakshmi. K (2018). Lived Experiences of Faculty Affected During Floods. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 6(3), 93-99. DIP:18.01.030/20180603, DOI:10.25215/0603.030
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