Brief report: Cultural differences in the role of self-ambivalence in posttraumatic stress disorder

Alberta Engelbrecht, Laura Jobson

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Abstract

This study examined cultural differences in the relationships between self-ambivalence and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Asian British and Caucasian British trauma survivors. Caucasian British trauma survivors with (n = 15) and without (n = 33) PTSD and Asian British trauma survivors with (n = 19) and without (n = 27) PTSD completed questionnaires measuring participants? spontaneous self-descriptions and measures of psychological adjustment. The study showed that self-ambivalence differentiated between Caucasian British trauma survivors with and without PTSD but did not differentiate between Asian British trauma survivors with and without PTSD. Findings demonstrate culture-specific influences of self-ambivalence on PTSD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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