Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R)
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AbstractWe investigated the psychometric properties of the modified 8-item Chinese version of the Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R) among 3256 adolescents in Chengdu, China, after the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. The PTGI-C-R showed good reliability (Cronbach's alpha = .86; composite reliability = 0.87). A single factor was extracted by exploratory factor analysis and confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis in 2 randomly split half subsamples. Multigroup analyses showed that the single-factor structure was stable across gender groups and age groups (age <15 years and >= 15 years). The PTGI-C-R was negatively correlated with depression (r = -0.21) and positively correlated with resilience, social support, and perceived importance of health, family, and friendship (r ranged from 0.34 to 0.40). Our findings support the idea that the PTGI-C-R is a reliable and valid measure of posttraumatic growth among Chinese adolescents having experienced a natural disaster. Validation of the scale in the context of other traumatic events is warranted.
All Author(s) ListLau JTF, Yeung NCY, Yu XN, Zhang JX, Mak WWS, Lui WWS, Zhang JX
Journal nameAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume Number27
Issue Number2
PagesNP1310 - NP1320
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsadolescents; Chinese; posttraumatic growth; Sichuan earthquake; validation
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health

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