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ERIC Number: EJ776822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Structural Validity of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist among College Students with a Trauma History
Elhai, Jon D.; Gray, Matt J.; Docherty, Anna R.; Kashdan, Todd B.; Kose, Samet
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n11 p1471-1478 2007
The authors conducted confirmatory factor analyses to test three-factor and four-factor models of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using the PTSD Checklist with college students reporting a traumatic event history. The authors found support for the three-factor "DSM-IV"-based PTSD diagnostic model including reexperiencing, avoidance/numbing, and hyperarousal symptom factors, with slightly better support for a four-factor model separating the avoidance and numbing factors. Results further attest to the PTSD Checklist's construct validity, and to research finding that PTSD avoidance and numbing constructs are distinct. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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