Investigating the relationships between self-consistency, trauma-themed self-concept and posttraumatic stress symptoms

Tal Moore, Laura Jobson

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Abstract

The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationships between self-consistency, trauma-themed self-concept and PTSD symptom severity. Participants (N = 97) completed the Centrality of Event Scale, a measure of self-consistency and the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale. As previously found, trauma-themed self-concept was found to be positively associated with PTSD symptom severity. Self-consistency was found to be negatively associated with PTSD symptom severity and trauma-themed self-concept. Mediation analyses indicated that trauma-themed self-concept mediated the relationship between self-consistency and PTSD symptom severity. The findings suggest that self-consistency is related to better posttraumatic psychological adjustment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1000131
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

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