Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire for Use in a Military Sample

dc.contributor.advisorHale, Willie J.
dc.contributor.authorVacek, Sarah
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcNaughton-Cassill, Mary
dc.contributor.committeeMemberArmenta, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-08T15:57:53Z
dc.date.available2023-08-25
dc.date.available2024-03-08T15:57:53Z
dc.date.issued2021
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dc.description.abstractThe CTQ was originally developed as a 70-item, multivariate measure of childhood trauma (Bernstein at al., 1994). Bernstein and colleagues (2003) then created a short form of the measure in order to decrease respondent burden and aid with institutional time restraints, resulting in a 28-item measure of childhood trauma. Since then, there have been inconsistencies across studies regarding the appropriate factor structure of the CTQ-SF across diverse samples. Due to the unique experiences that are associated with enlisting in the military, we assessed the factor structure of the CTQ-SF in a U.S. military sample. A five-factor correlated traits model proved to be a superior fit compared to both a unidimensional model and the bifactor model. These finding suggests that the CTQ-SF is best measured at the subscale level, due to the uniqueness among each of the trauma categories. Total and subscale scores of the CTQ-SF were positively related to PTSD, depression and anxiety, and negatively related to perceived social support.
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.format.extent65 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/5809
dc.languageen
dc.subjectChildhood Truama
dc.subjectCTQ
dc.subjectFactor Analysis
dc.subjectMilitary
dc.subjectPsychological Measurement
dc.subject.classificationPsychology
dc.titleEvaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire for Use in a Military Sample
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thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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