The Resource Structural models of psychological trauma, dissociative phenomena, and distress in a mixed-trauma sample of females : relations to fears about death and control, by Beth Suzanne Gershuny

Structural models of psychological trauma, dissociative phenomena, and distress in a mixed-trauma sample of females : relations to fears about death and control, by Beth Suzanne Gershuny

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Structural models of psychological trauma, dissociative phenomena, and distress in a mixed-trauma sample of females : relations to fears about death and control
Title
Structural models of psychological trauma, dissociative phenomena, and distress in a mixed-trauma sample of females
Title remainder
relations to fears about death and control
Statement of responsibility
by Beth Suzanne Gershuny
Title variation
Trauma, dissociation and distress
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There has been a recent resurgence of interest in relations among psychological trauma, dissociative phenomena, and various forms of trauma-related distress that has spawned a prolific amount of research. This research has demonstrated that strong relations exist between trauma and dissociation, and between dissociation and trauma-related distress. However, to date almost no studies have examined dissociative phenomena as mediators of the relation between trauma and distress, and very few studies have empirically ascertained an explanation for the relations between trauma, dissociation, and distress. To address this gap in the literature, the current study was conducted with 325 female participants who endured a variety of types of traumas (e.g., natural disasters, accidents, assaults, childhood abuse). In this study, all variables were measured dimensionally rather than categorically. "Trauma" was conceptualized as trauma frequency and the amount of fear, horror, and/or helplessness experienced during the trauma. "Dissociation" was defined by the DES dissociative factors of absorption, amnesia, and depersonalization/derealization/numbing. And unlike most studies which generally examine one form of trauma-related distress, the current study conceptualized "distress" as being comprised of PTSD severity, intrusion/avoidance symptoms, general distress, borderline personality disorder symptoms, and bulimic behaviors. Fears about death and losing/lacking control both during the trauma and in general were also examined. Primary findings indicated that dissociative phenomena partially mediated the relation between trauma and distress. In addition, fears about death and control during the trauma mediated the relation between trauma and dissociation, and general fears about death and control partially mediated the relation between trauma and distress above and beyond that accounted for by dissociation. Implications of these findings are discussed
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1967-
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Gershuny, Beth S.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2000.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dissociation (Psychology)
  • Psychic trauma
  • Distress (Psychology)
  • Death
  • Women
Target audience
specialized
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Structural models of psychological trauma, dissociative phenomena, and distress in a mixed-trauma sample of females : relations to fears about death and control, by Beth Suzanne Gershuny
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Publication
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  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 100-118)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45649848
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 168 leaves
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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remote
Label
Structural models of psychological trauma, dissociative phenomena, and distress in a mixed-trauma sample of females : relations to fears about death and control, by Beth Suzanne Gershuny
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 100-118)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45649848
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 168 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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