The assessment and validity of stress-related growth in a community-based sample.

@article{Weinrib2006TheAA,
  title={The assessment and validity of stress-related growth in a community-based sample.},
  author={Aliza Z Weinrib and Nan E. Rothrock and Erica L Johnsen and Susan K Lutgendorf},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={851-8}
}
In an investigation of the assessment and construct validity of stress-related growth, community-dwelling women (N = 163) wrote essays about the impact of a stressful life event that had occurred in the previous few years and completed the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI). Independent ratings of growth in the essays were positively correlated with PTGI scores, suggesting that endorsement of growth on questionnaires can be substantiated by personal accounts. There was no relation between… CONTINUE READING

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