The impact of coping and emotional intelligence on the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder from past trauma, adjustment difficulty and psychological distress following divorce
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AbstractAims: Focusing on a group of Kazakh divorcees, this study examined the inter-relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from past trauma, coping strategies, emotional intelligence, adjustment difficulties, and psychiatric symptom severity following divorce.

Methods: One hundred and twenty divorcees participated in the research and completed the Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale, General Health Questionnaire-28, Brief COPE, and Fisher’s Divorce Adjustment Scale

Results: About 29% reported no trauma; 53%, 21%, and 26% met the criteria for no-PTSD, partial-PTSD, and full-PTSD respectively. Emotion-focused coping and managing emotions predicted adjustment difficulties. Controlling for gender, PTSD, problem-focused coping, and managing emotions predicted psychiatric symptom severity. Problem-focused coping mediated the direct effect of the path between PTSD and psychiatric symptom severity with its mediational effect being moderated by the effect of managing emotions.

Conclusions: Following divorce, people can experience psychological distress which is influenced by the effects of PTSD from past trauma, and whether they used problem-focused coping and were able to manage their emotions.
All Author(s) ListGulnara, K.S., Chung, M.C., Abildina, S.K., Sabirova, R.S., Kapbasova, G.B
Journal nameJournal of Mental Health
Volume Number26
Issue Number4
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages1 - 8
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCoping, emotional intelligence, PTSD, divorce

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