Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6450

Author

Rimsha Majeed

Date

2019

Date of Award

5-3-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Concentration

General Psychology

Committee Chair

J. Gayle Beck

Committee Member

James P Whelan

Committee Member

Randy G Floyd

Abstract

This study was conducted to look at common cognitive factors that maintain PTSD and depression in a sample of women who had experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). For this purpose, a path analysis was conducted to study the simultaneous associations of negative thoughts about the self, negative thoughts about the world, and self-blame with continuous ratings of PTSD and depression. The results showed a significant association of negative thoughts about the self with PTSD and depression. The results showed a significant association of negative thoughts about the world with PTSD but not depression. No significant associations were seen for self-blame with either PTSD or depression. The findings suggest that negative thoughts about the self are a common maintaining factor for PTSD and depression. It may benefit to address these thoughts when working with survivors of 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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