Posted 11 April 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Marianne Skogbrott Birkeland, PhD
Why do two people who experience the same trauma react completely differently? Specifically; Who recovers spontaneously from trauma, and who develops lasting symptoms of posttraumatic stress?
Posted 11 April 2017 in JOTS Highlights by Richard Tedeschi, PhD et al.
Over years, the PTGI has been extensively used in studies conducted with people living in different cultures. The scale has five factors: relating to others, new possibilities, personal strength, appreciation of others and spiritual change. Of the five factors of the PTGI, perhaps the one that has been questioned most often is the Spiritual Change (SC) factor since it includes only two items, and these have a spiritual or religious aspect, but they do not capture growth that may be considered more existential in nature.