Examining posttraumatic growth among Japanese university students

Title

Examining posttraumatic growth among Japanese university students

Creator

Taku K; Calhoun LG; Tedeschi RG; Gil-Rivas V; Kilmer RP; Cann A

Publisher

Anxiety, Stress, And Coping

Date

2007

Subject

Humans; Male; Adult; Emotions; Japan; adolescent; Students; Stress Disorders; Aging/psychology; Post-Traumatic/psychology; Personality; Universities

Description

To determine the underlying factor structure of the Japanese version of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI-J), a principal components analysis was performed on data from 312 Japanese undergraduate students who reported growth due to their most traumatic event within the last 5 years. Results showed the PTGI-J has high internal consistency and, of the original five factors reported by Tedeschi and Calhoun (1996), three were replicated: Relating to Others, New Possibilities, Personal Strength, and a fourth factor integrating Spiritual Change and Appreciation of Life emerged. There were neither gender differences nor relationships with time since trauma. PTGI-J scores were positively associated with posttraumatic symptoms and correlated with type of traumatic event experienced. These results and future directions are discussed from a cross-cultural viewpoint.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

353-367

Issue

4

Volume

20

Citation

Taku K; Calhoun LG; Tedeschi RG; Gil-Rivas V; Kilmer RP; Cann A, “Examining posttraumatic growth among Japanese university students,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 4, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14285.

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