Title

Posttraumatic Stress and Well-Being Following Relationship Dissolution: Coping, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms From Past Trauma, and Traumatic Growth

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Loss and Trauma

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

© 2015, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study investigated posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and psychological comorbidity following dating relationship dissolution. The roles of coping, posttraumatic growth, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severity from past trauma were analyzed. Participants (n = 187) were recruited through an online survey. Emotion-focused coping and PTSD severity from past trauma were positively associated with higher levels of PTSS and psychological comorbidity. Posttraumatic growth was negatively associated with psychological comorbidity; problem-focused coping was negatively associated with PTSS. Emotion-focused coping and PTSD severity from past trauma appeared to be risk factors for psychological outcomes, while posttraumatic growth and problem-focused coping were found to be protective factors.

ISSN

1532-5024

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

317

Last Page

335

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

coping, growth, relationship dissolution, trauma, well-being

Scopus ID

84933182609

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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