Life-events and post-traumatic stress in a sample of English adolescents
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Life-events and post-traumatic stress in a sample of English adolescents. JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 10 (6). pp. 475-482. ISSN 1052-9284Full text not available from this repository.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the lifetime prevalence of negative life-events and their association with post-traumatic stress in English adolescents. Of the 427 adolescents surveyed, 360 (84%) endorsed at least one negative event. Respondents were asked to complete the Impact of Event Scale (IES: Horowitz, Wilner and Alvarez, 1979) for each event that they endorsed. For boys, highest levels of post-traumatic stress were found in those who had experience of a 'family member with a drink or drugs problem', followed by 'parental separation or divorce', 'life threat to family member', and 'life-threat to self'. For girls, highest levels of post-traumatic stress were found in those who had experienced 'attack or physical assault to self', followed by 'family member with drink or drugs problem', 'parental separation or divorce', and 'life threat to family member'. These data suggest that moderate levels of post-traumatic stress are present in around one fifth of adolescents who have experienced one of these events and that community levels of post-traumatic stress in adolescents may be higher than previously thought. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Publisher:||JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 475-482|
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