Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 1 Issue: 4

Investigating the Relationships between Self-Consistency, Trauma-Themed Self-Concept and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms

Tal Moore1* and Laura Jobson2
1Central Norfolk Youth Service, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, UK
2Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge UK and University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Corresponding author : Tal Moore
" Clinical Psychologist, Central Norfolk Youth Service, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, 80 St Stephens Road, Norwich NR1 3RE
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Received: March 14, 2014 Accepted: June 20, 2014 Published: June 27, 2014
Citation: Moore T, Jobson L (2014) Investigating the Relationships between Self-Consistency, Trauma-Themed Self-Concept and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000131

Abstract

Investigating the Relationships between Self-Consistency, Trauma-Themed Self-Concept and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms

The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationships between self-consistency, trauma-themed self-concept and PTSD symptom severity. Participants (N = 97) completed the Centrality of Event Scale, a measure of self-consistency and the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale. As previously found, trauma-themed self-concept was found to be positively associated with PTSD symptom severity. Self-consistency was found to be negatively associated with PTSD symptom severity and trauma-themed self-concept. Mediation analyses indicated that trauma-themed self-concept mediated the relationship between self-consistency and PTSD symptom severity. The findings suggest that self-consistency is related to better posttraumatic psychological adjustment.

Keywords: Self-consistency; Posttraumatic stress symptoms

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