reference : The factor structure of the posttraumatic growth inventory: A comparison of five models using confirmatory factor analysis

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Abstract There are different views about the dimensions of the positive changes resulting from the struggle with traumatic events. Using Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) data reported by participants (N = 926) experiencing a variety of traumatic events, five models of the underlying structure of the PTGI were tested via confirmatory factor analyses to examine whether the PTGI comprises three domains (Changed Perception of Self, Changed Interpersonal Relationships, and Changed Philosophy of Life), five factors (Relating to Others, New Possibilities, Personal Strength, Spiritual Change, and Appreciation of Life), or a unitary dimension. Results indicated an oblique 5-factor model best fit the data, thus revealing the PTGI was multidimensional. Present findings offer implications for understanding the nature of posttraumatic growth.
Author Taku, K.; Cann, A.; Calhoun, L. G.; Tedeschi, R. G.
DOI 10.1002/jts.20305
Date Apr
ISSN 1573-6598
Issue 2
Journal Journal of Traumatic Stress
Keywords Adaptation, Psychological; Adolescent; Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Altruism; European Continental Ancestry Group/psychology/statistics & numerical data; Factor Analysis, Statistical; Female; Humans; Interpersonal Relations; *Life Change Events; Male; Middle Aged; Models, Psychological; Models, Statistical; Personal Satisfaction; Personality Inventory/*statistics & numerical data; Psychometrics; Quality of Life; Self Concept; Social Adjustment; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/*diagnosis/*psychology; United States
Language eng
Notes Taku, Kanako Cann, Arnie Calhoun, Lawrence G Tedeschi, Richard G Comparative Study Journal Article United States J Trauma Stress. 2008 Apr;21(2):158-64. doi: 10.1002/jts.20305.
Pages 158-164
Title The factor structure of the posttraumatic growth inventory: A comparison of five models using confirmatory factor analysis
Volume 21
Year 2008
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