ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (3): 511-515.

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Effects of Pre-earthquake Life Stress Events and Injury Severity on Post-Traumatic Disorder symptom of Middle School Students

ZHAO Yu-Fang;ZHAO Shou-Liang   

  1. School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2008-11-20 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-05-15 Published:2009-05-15
  • Contact: ZHAO Yu-Fang


Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Checklist (ASLEC), Post-earthquake Injury Severity Self- constructed Questionnaire and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder self-rating scale were applied to 413 Middle school students of earthquake zone. This research explored effects of pre-earthquake life stress events and injury severity on Post-Traumatic Disorder symptom. The results showed that the symptoms of PTSD have significant gender effects, girls higher than boys. Relation among pre-earthquake life events, post-earthquake injury severity and the total response-related PTSD symptoms were significant. Study pressure, the degree of exposure and loss have significant positive impact on re-experience. study pressure, be punished, others and the degree of exposure and have significant positive impact on avoidance; study pressure, the others, and exposed the extent of the loss of numb and avoid have a significant impact; in control of the degree of injury severity, pre-earthquake life events on symptoms of PTSD still have a significant impact

Key words: middle school student, life events, exposure to trauma, symptom of PTSD

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