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Confirmatory factor analysis of posttraumatic stress symptoms in sexually harassed women.
J Trauma Stress. 2005 Dec; 18(6):657-66.JT

Abstract

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) factor analytic research to date has not provided a clear consensus on the structure of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Seven hypothesized factor structures were evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist, a paper-and-pencil measure of posttraumatic stress symptom severity, in a sample of 1,218 women who experienced a broad range of workplace sexual harassment. The model specifying correlated re-experiencing, effortful avoidance, emotional numbing, and hyperarousal factors provided the best fit to the data. Virtually no support was obtained for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) three-factor model of re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal factors. Different patterns of correlations with external variables were found for the avoidance and emotional numbing factors, providing further validation of the supported model.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Summa Health System, Saint Thomas Hospital, Akron, Ohio 44310, USA. palmierp@summa-health.orgNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16382424

Citation

Palmieri, Patrick A., and Louise F. Fitzgerald. "Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Sexually Harassed Women." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 18, no. 6, 2005, pp. 657-66.
Palmieri PA, Fitzgerald LF. Confirmatory factor analysis of posttraumatic stress symptoms in sexually harassed women. J Trauma Stress. 2005;18(6):657-66.
Palmieri, P. A., & Fitzgerald, L. F. (2005). Confirmatory factor analysis of posttraumatic stress symptoms in sexually harassed women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18(6), 657-66.
Palmieri PA, Fitzgerald LF. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Sexually Harassed Women. J Trauma Stress. 2005;18(6):657-66. PubMed PMID: 16382424.
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