Relationships between psychopathological and demographic variables and posttraumatic growth among Holocaust survivors

Lurie-Beck, Janine Karen, Liossis, Poppy, & Gow, Kathryn M. (2008) Relationships between psychopathological and demographic variables and posttraumatic growth among Holocaust survivors. Traumatology, 14(3), pp. 28-39.

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The relationship between posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, depression, anxiety, and vulnerability, as well as demographic differences in growth was examined in a group of 23 Holocaust survivors. The posttraumatic growth aspect of spiritual change was found to correlate positively and significantly with the PTSD symptom clusters of intrusion, avoidance, and hyperarousal. Numerous demographic variables were also found to relate to posttraumatic growth including survivors' age during the Holocaust; the nature of their Holocaust experiences; and whether they were ever alone, without family, during their Holocaust experiences as well as survivor support group membership.

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ID Code: 17783
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The author-version of this article will be available 12 months after publication. For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Holocaust survivors, posttraumatic growth
DOI: 10.1177/1534765608320338
ISSN: 1534-7656
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Traumatology, Volume 14 Issue Number 3, 2008, © SAGE Publications Ltd or Society/Proprietor, 2008 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Traumatology page: on SAGE Journals Online:
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2009 04:24
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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