Posttraumatic growth in family members living with a relative diagnosed with schizophrenia

Morton, Rachel D., White, Melanie J., & Young, Ross McD. (2015) Posttraumatic growth in family members living with a relative diagnosed with schizophrenia. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 20(3), pp. 229-224.

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Family members living with a relative diagnosed with schizophrenia have reported challenges and traumatic stressors, as well as perceived benefits and personal growth. This study explored factors associated with posttraumatic growth (PTG) within such families. Personality, stress, coping, social support and PTG were assessed in 110 family members. Results revealed that a multiplicative mediational path model with social support and emotional or instrumental coping strategies as multi-mediators had a significant indirect effect on the relationship between extraversion and PTG. Clinically relevant concepts that map onto the multi-mediator model are discussed, translating these findings into clinical practice to facilitate naturally occurring PTG processes.

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ID Code: 65553
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Posttraumatic growth, family, schizophrenia, coping, social support
DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2013.863652
ISSN: 1532-5032
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 2013 Routledge
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in [Journal of Loss and Trauma] 2015 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at:
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2014 22:44
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 01:47

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