Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2640

Author

Han Tran

Date

2016

Date of Award

4-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Committee Chair

J. Gayle Beck

Committee Member

Katherine Iverson

Committee Member

Meghan McDevitt-Murphy

Committee Member

Philip Pavlik

Abstract

This study examined the relative influences of fear and negative self-view (shame, guilt, negative thoughts about the self, and self-blame) on PTSD among a sample of 160 survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Structural equation modeling was used to test three separate models in which physical, psychological, and sexual abuse were each hypothesized to predict fear and negative self-view, which were in turn hypothesized to predict PTSD symptoms. Analyses revealed that psychological and physical abuse each influenced PTSD symptoms through both fear and negative self-view. Sexual abuse was found to shape PTSD symptoms through negative self-view only. Findings are discussed with respect to intervening processes in PTSD following IPV.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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