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Psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms in college students.
J Interpers Violence. 2011 Oct; 26(15):3080-97.JI

Abstract

Research suggests that among college students, physical and sexual abuse in intimate relationships are associated with posttraumatic stress. Psychological abuse occurs in intimate relationships among college students, and though there is evidence that such abuse has a negative emotional impact, posttraumatic stress has not been extensively researched as an outcome in this population. The purpose of this study is to determine the associations of past-year psychological abuse with posttraumatic stress symptoms while controlling for other types of past-year relationship abuse and lifetime trauma history. The sample consists of 191 college men and women (81.7% women and 89.5% White). Linear regression analyses demonstrate that trauma history, but not past year relationship violence, is a significant predictor of PTSD symptom severity for women, and neither set of variables significantly predicts PTSD symptom severity for men. Implications for future research are discussed.

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University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21156683

Citation

Avant, Elizabeth M., et al. "Psychological Abuse and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in College Students." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 26, no. 15, 2011, pp. 3080-97.
Avant EM, Swopes RM, Davis JL, et al. Psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms in college students. J Interpers Violence. 2011;26(15):3080-97.
Avant, E. M., Swopes, R. M., Davis, J. L., & Elhai, J. D. (2011). Psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms in college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(15), 3080-97. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260510390954
Avant EM, et al. Psychological Abuse and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in College Students. J Interpers Violence. 2011;26(15):3080-97. PubMed PMID: 21156683.
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