The psychological Well-Being-Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ): reliability and validity

Stephen Joseph, John Maltby, Alex M. Wood, Hannah Stockton, Nigel Hunt, Stephen Regel

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Abstract

The Psychological Well-Being Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ) is an 18 item self-report measure to assess perceived changes in psychological well-being following traumatic events. The aim was to test its psychometric properties. Across three samples, evidence is provided for a single factor structure (invariant across clinical and general populations), high internal consistency (α >.87), six month stability, incremental validity over and above existing measures of posttraumatic growth as a predictor of subjective well-being, convergent validity with existing measures of posttraumatic growth (r =.50-.56. p <.001), concurrent validity with personality and coping measures, predictive validity of change in well-being over time, discriminant validity with social desirability, and prediction of clinical caseness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-428
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Growth following adversity
  • posttraumatic growth
  • psychological well-being
  • psychometric assessment

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