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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (8): 1324-1330.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01324

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Application of The Chinese PTSD Inventory (CPI) to College Students

LV Yaodi1,2; WU Kaijun1,2; ZHANG Yuqing1   

  1. (1 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China) (2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
  • Received:2015-01-23 Online:2015-08-15 Published:2015-08-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Yuqing, E-mail:


Until now, the most commonly used instruments assessing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in China were based on Western populations and culture which is very different from that of Eastern populations like Chinese. This study used an indigenous Chinese PTSD self-rating scale—the Chinese PTSD Inventory (CPI), to conduct a survey among the 1057 college students from Lushan earthquake area as samples. A hierarchical regression analysis indicated that factors such as gender, severity of subjective fear and type D personality further influence the occurrence of PTSD. It demonstrated high internal consistency. The result of confirmatory factor analysis indicated a good fit for the five-factor model, and it could be applied in assessing the severity of PTSD symptoms in China.

Key words: post-traumatic stress disorder, reliability, validity, college students, The Chinese PTSD Inventory for Natural Disaster Victims (CPI)