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Has COVID-19 had a positive effect? The case of Turkey
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  • Çagla Yiğitbaş,
  • Ayse Elkoca,
  • Handan OZCAN,
  • Sonay BILGIN
Çagla Yiğitbaş

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Ayse Elkoca
Gümüşhane Üniversitesi
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Handan OZCAN
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Atatürk Üniversitesi
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Objective: The present study aims to investigate whether the COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive effect on Turkish society in terms of post-traumatic growth. Material and Methods: This quantitative, cross-sectional study employed the survey model. Prior to the research, all permissions were obtained, and the participants were informed. Results: More than half of the participants stated that they felt worried due to the pandemic. Similarly, more than half reported that they had treated COVID-19 at home. Those who reported that they were unemployed, those who thought their mental health was affected, and those who reported that they felt worried due to the pandemic scored high on the post-traumatic growth inventory. Conclusions: Some sociodemographic characteristics led to differences in the participants’ scores from the post-traumatic growth inventory.