Effect of Terrorist Attack of December 16, 2014 on Academic Performance of School Children of Peshawar

  • Fatima Syed Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar
  • Madiha Asghar Islamia College Peshawar
  • Gulshan Tara Islamia College Peshawar
Keywords: trauma, academic performance, school children, terrorism


The purpose of study was to determine the effect of traumatic events of December 16, 2014 on level of trauma of the children of Peshawar and the effect of traumatic experience their academics performance. Total sample consisted of two hundred (N=200) students with age range of 14-16 years (M=14.59, SD=1.128). Data was collected from the students of Army Public School and College System. Warsak road Peshawar and other three Schools on Warsak road included, Peshawar Public School, Peshawar Model School for Girls and Warsak Model School. Random sampling technique was used to recruit the study participant. Demographic information sheet, the Impact of Event Scale- Revised, Self-constructed questionnaire for measuring the Academic Performance of the students before and after traumatic experience of the students. Result showed that the terrorist attack effect the mental health of the students, students reported significant effect on their academic performance.