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Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R) (appears in: Use of the Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children). Copyright: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Kilmer, R. P.; Gil-Rivas, V.; Tedeschi, R. G.; Cann, A.; Calhoun, L. G.; Buchanan, T.; Taku, K.

Title, Section

Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R) (appears in: Use of the Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children). Copyright: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Publication Year

2009

Journal Title

Journal of Traumatic Stress

Volume

22

Issue

3

Pages

248-53

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 19462437

DOI

10.1002/jts.20410

Abstract

Posttraumatic growth (PTG; positive change resulting from the struggle with trauma) was examined among children impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R) assessed PTG at two time points, 12 (T1) and 22 months (T2) posthurricane. The PTGI-C-R demonstrated good reliability. Analyses focused on trauma-related variables in predicting PTG. Child-reported subjective responses to the hurricane and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) correlated with PTG at T1; however, in the regression, only PTSS significantly explained variance in PTG. At follow-up, T1 PTG was the only significant predictor of PTG. Findings suggest that the PTGI-C-R may assist efforts to understand children's responses posttrauma.

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