TITLE

Cumulative Trauma, Personal and Social Resources, and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Among Income-assisted Single Mothers

AUTHOR(S)
Samuels-Dennis, Joan; Ford-Gilboe, Marilyn; Wilk, Piotr; Avison, William; Ray, Susan
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Family Violence;Aug2010, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p603
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Data from 247 single mothers were used to partially validate a theoretical model that highlights the process through which post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops among women. Structural equation modeling was used to assess the direct and indirect relationship between cumulative trauma (CT) and mothers� PTSD symptom severity. Additionally, we examined the meditational role played by mothers� strains and resources and the moderating role played by mothers� residence in an intersectionally advantaged versus disadvantaged neighborhood. A good fit was found between the hypothesized model and data. Mothers� strains and personal resources played a significant mediating role in the relationship between CT and PTSD symptom severity. Neighborhood of residence did not moderate the CT-PTSD process. Implication for practice and treatment are discussed.
ACCESSION #
51880857

 

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