Does Self-Reported Posttraumatic Growth Reflect Genuine Positive Change?

@article{Frazier2009DoesSP,
  title={Does Self-Reported Posttraumatic Growth Reflect Genuine Positive Change?},
  author={P. Frazier and H. Tennen and Margaret E. Gavian and C. Park and P. Tomich and T. Tashiro},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={912 - 919}
}
In this study, we evaluated the validity of self-reported posttraumatic growth (PTG) by assessing the relation between perceived growth and actual growth from pre- to posttrauma. Undergraduate students completed measures tapping typical PTG domains at Time 1 and Time 2 (2 months later). We compared change in those measures with scores on the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI; Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996) for those participants who reported a traumatic event between Time 1 and Time 2 (n = 122… Expand
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