Type

Journal Article

Authors

Daniel Boduszek
Arlene Egan
Siobhán Murphy
Mark Shevlin
Jamie Murphy
Philip Hyland

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
northern ireland cognition post traumatic stress disorder psychology factor structure psychometric properties confirmatory factor analysis irish adolescents

Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Cognition Inventory within a Northern Ireland adolescent sample. (2015)

Abstract Objectives. This study sought to investigate the psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory (PTCI; Foa et al., 1999, Psychol. Assess., 11, 303) among a cohort of older adolescents and to determine the relationship between posttraumatic cognitions and a variety of psychological outcomes including depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness. Methods. The PTCI was investigated among a large sample (N = 785) of Northern Irish adolescents. Confirmatory factor analysis and composite reliability analysis were conducted to assess the psychometric properties of the scale. Results. The familiar three-factor solution of negative cognitions of self, negative cognitions of the world and others, and self-blame was supported; however, it was necessary to remove eight items from the original 33-item scale. The three-factor structure was subsequently demonstrated to be factorially invariant across gender and to possess satisfactory internal reliability. The three PTCI factors were found to correlate with depression, anxiety, stress, and three dimensions of loneliness. Conclusion. These results provide the first piece of evidence that older adolescents cognitively respond to trauma in a similar manner to adults, that the PTCI is factorially invariant between genders, and that trauma cognitions are correlated with feelings of loneliness. The contextual dependent nature of the structure of the PTCI factors is discussed in relation to future research efforts.
Collections Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology: Stress (Psychology): Post-traumatic stress disorder
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology: Cognition

Full list of authors on original publication

Daniel Boduszek, Arlene Egan, Siobhán Murphy, Mark Shevlin, Jamie Murphy, Philip Hyland

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Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
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Arlene Egan
National College of Ireland
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Siobhán Murphy
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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
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Philip Hyland
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