Corroborating evidence of posttraumatic growth

Shakespeare-Finch, Jane E. & Enders, Tracey (2008) Corroborating evidence of posttraumatic growth. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(4), pp. 421-424.

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Over the last decade, a healthy shift in the trauma literature has meant that published theory and research in the posttraumatic growth (PTG) domain has burgeoned, but the validity of the self-report questionnaires used to measure PTG has recently been criticised. Corroboration of these subjective reports by an observer would provide convergent validity. Therefore this study’s aim was to validate the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI; Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996). Sixty-one trauma survivors and 61 paired significant others completed the PTGI. A significant correlation was reported between the total PTGI scores of the trauma survivors and the corroborating significant others, supporting the use of the PTGI as an appropriate measure of positive post-trauma changes.

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ID Code: 18210
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: posttraumatic growth, trauma, resilience
DOI: 10.1002/jts.20347
ISSN: 0894-9867
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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Deposited On: 23 Feb 2009 23:01
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:41

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