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Anger and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in crime victims: A longitudinal analysis


Orth, U; Cahill, S P; Foa, E B; Maercker, Andreas (2008). Anger and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in crime victims: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(2):208-218.

Abstract

Among trauma-exposed individuals, severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms is strongly correlated with anger. The authors used 2 longitudinal data sets with 282 and 218 crime victims, respectively, to investigate the temporal sequence of anger and PTSD symptoms following the assault. Cross-lagged regression analyses indicated that PTSD symptoms predicted subsequent level of anger, but that anger did not predict subsequent PTSD symptoms. Testing alternative models (common factor model, unmeasured 3rd variable model) that might account for spuriousness of the relation strengthened confidence in the results of the cross-lagged analyses. Further analyses suggested that rumination mediates the effect of PTSD symptoms on anger. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserve

Abstract

Among trauma-exposed individuals, severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms is strongly correlated with anger. The authors used 2 longitudinal data sets with 282 and 218 crime victims, respectively, to investigate the temporal sequence of anger and PTSD symptoms following the assault. Cross-lagged regression analyses indicated that PTSD symptoms predicted subsequent level of anger, but that anger did not predict subsequent PTSD symptoms. Testing alternative models (common factor model, unmeasured 3rd variable model) that might account for spuriousness of the relation strengthened confidence in the results of the cross-lagged analyses. Further analyses suggested that rumination mediates the effect of PTSD symptoms on anger. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserve

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:15 Oct 2008 09:49
Last Modified:23 Sep 2018 05:03
Publisher:American Psychological Association
ISSN:0022-006X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.76.2.208
PubMed ID:18377118
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant ID101511-101616
  • : Project TitleEreignisspezifischer Aerger, ereignisunspezifischer Aerger und posttraumatische Belastungsreaktionen: eine längsschnittliche Untersuchung alternativer Kausalmodelle

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