Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Hyland, P;Shevlin, M;Adamson, G;Boduszek, D
2014
January
Journal of Clinical Psychology
The Organization of Irrational Beliefs in Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology: Testing the Predictions of REBT Theory Using Structural Equation Modelling
Published
12 ()
Optional Fields
FIT INDEXES PSYCHOLOGICAL-RESEARCH DISORDER SCALE VALIDATION COGNITIONS PTSD
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ObjectiveThis study directly tests a central prediction of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) that has received little empirical attention regarding the core and intermediate beliefs in the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms.MethodA theoretically consistent REBT model of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was examined using structural equation modelling techniques among a sample of 313 trauma-exposed military and law enforcement personnel.ResultsThe REBT model of PTSD provided a good fit of the data, (2) = 599.173, df = 356, p < .001; standardized root mean square residual = .05 (confidence interval = .04-.05); standardized root mean square residual = .04; comparative fit index = .95; Tucker Lewis index = .95. Results demonstrated that demandingness beliefs indirectly affected the various symptom groups of PTSD through a set of secondary irrational beliefs that include catastrophizing, low frustration tolerance, and depreciation beliefs.ConclusionsResults were consistent with the predictions of REBT theory and provides strong empirical support that the cognitive variables described by REBT theory are critical cognitive constructs in the prediction of PTSD symptomology.
HOBOKEN
0021-9762
10.1002/jclp.22009
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