Corroborating evidence of posttraumatic growth
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||posttraumatic growth, trauma, resilience|
|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 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||23 Feb 2009 23:01|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2016 23:41|
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