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Title: The psychometric properties of the Brief COPE and the impact of war related parental post-traumatic stress on family functioning
Author: O'Donnell, Katie
ISNI:       0000 0004 7971 8807
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2019
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The systematic review sought to explore the association between war or civil-conflict related parental post-traumatic stress and family functioning from the perspective of the family unit. Results indicated that parental post-traumatic stress is associated with impaired family functioning. Specific dimensions of family functioning found to be associated with parental PTSD across studies included emotional responsiveness, cohesion, communication and problem solving. Through identifying key difficulties in family functioning associated with parental PTSD, the present review provides tentative insights for clinicians and researchers in the development and implementation of interventions for families. The large scale research project sought to investigate the dimensionality of a coping measure, the Brief COPE through the use of confirmatory factor analysis. Utilising a community sample (n=722) this study found support for the original theoretical 14-factor model proposed by Carver (1997). Using a second sample of university students (n=100), adequate internal consistency across most scales was observed however issues with the temporal stability of the measure were highlighted. The Brief COPE displayed good convergent validity as tested with another measure of coping and divergent validity with a measure of social desirability. This study recommends future researchers and clinicians alike to utilise the 14-factor model in examining coping in non-clinical samples.
Supervisor: Hanna, Donncha Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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