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n Health SA Gesondheid - Persoonlikheidskorrelate van posttraumatiese stresversteuring by polisiebeamptes : navorsing

Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1025-9848
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Abstract

Die doelstelling van die onderhawige studie was om die persoonlikheidskorrelate van posttraumatiese stresversteuring (PTSV) by polisiebeamptes te ondersoek. Hierdie studie is nodig geag aangesien (a) persoonlikheidstrekke 'n belangrike rol speel in 'n individu se kwesbaarheid vir die ontwikkeling van PTSV en (b) polisiebeamptes as 'n hoë risikogroep vir die ontwikkeling van PTSV beskou word. Die PTSV onderhoudskedule is gebruik om 120 polisiebeamptes in twee groepe te verdeel, naamlik (1) die wat aan die kriteria vir 'n diagnose van PTSV voldoen (n = 41), en (2) die wat nie aan die kriteria voldoen nie (n = 79). Die tellings van die twee groepe vir die Comrey Persoonlikheidskale is vervolgens aan 'n diskriminantontleding onderwerp. Die diskriminantefunksie het op 'n statisties betekenisvolle wyse tussen die twee groepe onderskei. Die korrelasies tussen die Comrey Persoonlikheidskale en die diskriminantfunksie het daarop gedui dat die PTSV groep meer neuroties, introversief, ordelik, waarnemend en emosioneel sensitief is.

The aim of this study was to investigate the personality correlates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among police officers. This study was considered necessary because (a) personality traits play an important role in an individual's vulnerability for the development of PTSD, and (b) police officers are considered a high-risk group for the development of PTSD. The PTSD Interview Schedule was used to divide 120 police officers into two groups, namely (1) those complying with the criteria for a diagnosis of PTSD (n = 41), and (2) those not complying with the criteria (n = 79). The scores of the two groups for the Comrey Personality Scales were subsequently subjected to a discriminant analysis. The discriminant function significantly distinguished between the two groups. The correlations between the Comrey Personality Scales and the discriminant function revealed that the PTSD group showed greater neuroticism, introversion, orderliness, defensiveness and emotional sensitivity.

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