reference : The posttraumatic growth inventory: Measuring the positive legacy of trauma

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Abstract The development of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, an instrument for assessing positive outcomes reported by persons who have experienced traumatic events, is described. This 21-item scale includes factors of New Possibilities, Relating to Others, Personal Strength, Spiritual Change, and Appreciation of Life. Women tend to report more benefits than do men, and persons who have experienced traumatic events report more positive change than do persons who have not experienced extraordinary events. The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory is modestly related to optimism and extraversion. The scale appears to have utility in determining how successful individuals, coping with the aftermath of trauma, are in reconstructing or strengthening their perceptions of self, others, and the meaning of events.
Author Tedeschi, R. G.; Calhoun, L. G.
DOI 10.1007/BF02103658
Date Jul
ISSN 1573-6598
Issue 3
Journal Journal of Traumatic Stress
Keywords *Adaptation, Psychological; Adolescent; Adult; Female; Gender Identity; Humans; Interpersonal Relations; Life Change Events; Male; Personality Development; Personality Inventory/*statistics & numerical data; Philosophy; *Self Concept; *Social Perception; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/*diagnosis/psychology/rehabilitation
Language eng
Notes Tedeschi, R G Calhoun, L G Journal Article United states J Trauma Stress. 1996 Jul;9(3):455-71.
Pages 455-471
Title The posttraumatic growth inventory: Measuring the positive legacy of trauma
Volume 9
Year 1996
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