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The relationship between interpersonal traits and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: Analyses from Wenchuan earthquake adolescent survivors in China

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  • Ling-Xiang Xia,

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    1. Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality (SWU), Chongqing, China
    2. Southwest University, Chongqing, China
    Current affiliation:
    1. Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality (SWU), Southwest University, Chongqing, China
    • School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China, Post Code: 400715
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  • Cody Ding

    1. University of Missouri, St. Louis
    2. Southwest University, Chongqing, China
    Current affiliation:
    1. University of Missouri, St. Louis, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
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Abstract

This study explores the relationship between interpersonal traits and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a sample of 617 middle and high school students 16 months after the Wenchuan earthquake in China using the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) and the Interpersonal Self-Supporting Scale (ISSS). Even when the effects of gender and grade level were controlled for, the results from regression analyses revealed that greater interpersonal independence, interpersonal initiative, interpersonal responsibility, and interpersonal openness are associated with lesser PTSD symptoms 16 months later.

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