Personality, posttraumatic stress and trauma type: factors contributing to posttraumatic growth and its domains in a Turkish community sample

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KARANCI A. N., İŞIKLI S., AKER A. T., Gul E. I., BAŞBUĞ ERKAN B. B., Ozkol H., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTRAUMATOLOGY, vol.3, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.17303
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Domains of posttraumatic growth, personality traits, posttraumatic stress, traumatic event types
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is conceptualized as a positive transformation resulting from coping with and processing traumatic life events. This study examined the contributory roles of personality traits, posttraumatic stress (PTS) severity and their interactions on PTG and its domains, as assessed with the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory Turkish form (PTGI-T). The study also examined the differences in PTG domains between survivors of accidents, natural disasters and unexpected loss of a loved one.