Search for a curvilinear relationship between the sense of coherence and the intensity of PTSD in MVA survivors
Izabela Ewelina Kaźmierczak , Jan Strelau , Bogdan Zawadzki
AbstractThe relationship between the sense of coherence (SOC) and the intensity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was examined in order to determine its nature and to resolve the inconsistencies between (1) a growing body of empirical research that indicates a linear relationship between these variables, and (2) the schema-based theories of PTSD that suggest a curvilinear relationship between cognitions and the intensity of PTSD. In this cross-sectional study an attempt was also made to identify some psychological factors that moderate this relationship. Participants were a sample of 1132 motor vehicle accident (MVA) survivors. The results showed that gender and temperamental predisposition to PTSD constituted moderator variables of the relationship between SOC and the intensity of PTSD. This supported both the empirical evidence on the linear and negative relationship between SOC and the intensity of PTSD and the theories that postulated the curvilinear relationship.
|Journal series||Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, ISSN 1061-5806, (A 30 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.6|
|Keywords in English||sense of coherence; posttraumatic stress disorder; temperament; gender differences; exposure to trauma|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2012 = 1.09; : 2012 = 2.108 (2) - 2012=2.424 (5)|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=6138|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=6138|
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