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NCJ Number: 228599 Find in a Library
Title: Trauma Outcome Process Assessment Model: A Structural Equation Model Examination of Adjustment
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:18  Issue:5  Dated:September-October 2009  Pages:532-552
Author(s): Susan E. Borja; Jennifer L. Callahan
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 21
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study tested the Trauma Outcome Process Assessment (TOPA) with structural equation modeling.
Abstract: Results revealed strong relationships among variables, and supporting use of the TOPA model. This investigation focused upon the TOPA, which explicitly includes affective and cognitive symptoms among the negative effects of trauma exposure, encompasses a range of behavioral outcomes beyond pathology, and differentiates self-destructive and abusive patterns directed toward others. Data were collected from undergraduate university students who completed an online survey. Directly witnessing or actually experiencing a traumatic event was a requirement for inclusion in the study. Analysis of the data indicates that all variables hypothesized to be related were significantly correlated in the expected direction, all relational paths hypothesized in the TOPA model were robustly significant, and the model's latent variables were supported. Tables, figure, and references
Main Term(s): Behavior patterns; Models
Index Term(s): Acting out behavior; Behavioral science research; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Problem behavior
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