Type

Journal Article

Authors

Daniel Boduszek
Gary Adamson
Mark Shevlin
Philip Hyland

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
law enforcement predictions military personnel testing organization theory structural equation modelling posttraumatic stress disorder post traumatic stress disorder

The organization of irrational beliefs in posttraumatic stress symptomology : Testing the predictions of REBT theory using structural equation modelling (2014)

Abstract This study directly tests a central prediction of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) that has received little empirical attention regarding the core and intermediate beliefs in the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms. A theoretically consistent REBT model of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was examined using structural equation modelling techniques among a sample of 313 trauma-exposed military and law enforcement personnel. The REBT model of PTSD provided a good fit of the data, χ2 = 599.173, df = 356, p < .001; standardized root mean square residual = .05 (confidence interval = .04–.05); standardized root mean square residual = .04; comparative fit index = .95; Tucker Lewis index = .95. Results demonstrated that demandingness beliefs indirectly affected the various symptom groups of PTSD through a set of secondary irrational beliefs that include catastrophizing, low frustration tolerance, and depreciation beliefs. Results were consistent with the predictions of REBT theory and provides strong empirical support that the cognitive variables described by REBT theory are critical cognitive constructs in the prediction of PTSD symptomology.
Collections Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology: Stress (Psychology): Post-traumatic stress disorder
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

Daniel Boduszek, Gary Adamson, Mark Shevlin, Philip Hyland

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Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 72
 
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Gary Adamson
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 17
 
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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 231