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Irrational Beliefs in Posttraumatic Stress Responses : A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Approach

Hyland, Philip, Shevlin, Mark, Adamson, Gary and Boduszek, Daniel (2015) Irrational Beliefs in Posttraumatic Stress Responses : A Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Approach. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 20 (2). pp. 171-188. ISSN 1532-5032

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Abstract

The current study aimed to test a key theoretical prediction of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy 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 modelling results demonstrated that an REBT-based model provided satisfactory model fit and explained 89% of variance in posttraumatic stress symptomology. 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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology) > Post-traumatic stress disorder
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 13:25
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1383

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