The posttraumatic growth inventory: measuring the positive legacy of trauma.

Title

The posttraumatic growth inventory: measuring the positive legacy of trauma.

Creator

Tedeschi RG; Calhoun LG

Publisher

Journal Of Traumatic Stress

Date

1996

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Interpersonal Relations; Self Concept; Longitudinal Studies; Life Change Events; adolescent; Adaptation; Psychological; Gender Identity; Stress Disorders; Personality Development; Personality Inventory/statistics & numerical data; Philosophy; Post-Traumatic/diagnosis/psychology/rehabilitation; Social Perception

Description

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.
1996

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

455-471

Issue

3

Volume

9

Citation

Tedeschi RG; Calhoun LG, “The posttraumatic growth inventory: measuring the positive legacy of trauma.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12329.

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