Date of Award
Master of Science
J. Gayle Beck
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Tran, Han, "The Differential Influence of Fear and Negative Self-view in PTSD: Does Type of Intimate Partner Violence Matter?" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1385.