Date of Award
M.A. in Psychology
Todd A. Smitherman
Increased research interest in post-traumatic reactions in children has led to a need for more accurate assessment measures to detect the presence of posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in youth. Instruments designed to accurately capture symptoms of PTSD are needed in order to understand how children respond to stressful events, such as violence, abuse, war, and natural disasters. The current study attempts to address the need for valid and reliable instruments in childhood PTSD assessment research by investigating the psychometric properties of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS; Foa, Johnson, Feeny, & Tredwell, 2001). Specifically, the study examines the factor structure of the CPSS, as well as its convergent and divergent validity.
Stewart, Regan, "Construct Validity Of The Child Ptsd Symptom Scale" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1127.
Emphasis: Clinical Psychology