A STUDY ON THE PSYCHO-SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF TEACHERS AFTER THE VAN EARTHQUAKE OF 2011

Abstract

Author(s): M. Zeki DUMAN

The magnitudes 7.2 and 5.6 earthquakes struck Van, in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, on 23 October and 24 November 2011. Right after these events, both government institutions and civil society organizations provided supports, however, many buildings were ruined in the city centre in particular, villages and towns in Erci, moreover 644 people died- 63 of those were teacher- and 1673 people were injured. Under the harsh winter circumstances, almost one million people pulled away from the city with their own means or public aid. Teachers were obliged to stay in Van because of on-going education in the schools. These teachers who had to live prefabricated houses after the earthquake. This study deals with the social and psychological problems of these teachers after the earthquake.

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