Posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic depreciation as predictors of psychological adjustment
Informed by current trauma literature, this study explored the relationships between Posttraumatic Growth (PTG; Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1995), Posttraumatic Depreciation (PTD; Cann et al., 2010) and other post-trauma outcomes including well-being, psychological flourishing, and psychological distress. The predictive utility of PTG and PTD was also examined. The sample comprised 104 trauma survivors who completed the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory – 42 (Baker et al., 2008) and several outcome measures. As expected, PTD showed strong linear correlations with well-being, flourishing and distress, and emerged as a significant predictor of scores on such measures. However, PTG showed negligible correlations with well-being, flourishing and distress. This reaffirms that PTG and PTD measure conceptually distinct and independent dimensions of experience, which has implications for therapeutic practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Posttraumatic growth, posttraumatic depreciation, well-being, distress, predictive validity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)|
|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 2012 Taylor and Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Journal of Loss and Trauma © 2012 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Journal of Loss and Trauma is available online at: www.tandfonline.com|
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2013 22:58|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2013 18:16|
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