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Hyland P.;Shevlin M.;Adamson G.;Boduszek D.
2015
March
Journal of Loss and Trauma
Irrational Beliefs in Posttraumatic Stress Responses: A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Approach
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dysfunctional cognitions irrational beliefs posttraumatic stress disorder rational emotive behavior therapy structural equation modeling
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© 2015, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The current study aimed to test a key theoretical prediction of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) theory by assessing the role of general and trauma-specific irrational beliefs in the prediction of posttraumatic stress responses. A sample (N = 313) of trauma-exposed emergency service workers participated in the study. Structural equation modeling results demonstrated that an REBT-based model provided satisfactory model fit and explained 89% of variance in posttraumatic stress symptomatology. Theoretical predictions were supported, with results demonstrating that general-level irrationality indirectly impacted posttraumatic stress responses via a set of trauma-specific irrational beliefs. Results indicate the importance of irrational beliefs in predicting posttraumatic stress responses.
1532-5024
10.1080/15325024.2013.839772
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