Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Relationship of PTSD to the Parent-Child Relationship of Combat Veterans
by Carrick, Kala Rae Jasmine, M.S., California State University, Fullerton, 2019, 59; 13860848
Abstract (Summary)

The primary objective of this study is to explore the relationship of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the parent-child relationship of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. This study used a cross-sectional design to evaluate 38 Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Veterans with PTSD, with children between the ages of 6 to 16-years. Participants were administered the PTSD Checklist - 5 (PCL-5), Combat Exposure Scale (CES), and Parent Relationship Questionnaire - Child and Adolescent Form (PRQ-CA). Hierarchical regressions were used to evaluate PTSD severity and criterion D (negative alterations in cognitions and mood) with the parent-child relationship. Although no significant relationships were found, this study provides insight for future research. Researchers recommend establishing a better understanding of parenting behaviors within the parent-child relationship that may be influential on the quality of the relationship.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hollifield, Michael, Scher, Christine
Commitee: Cruz, Jesus, Preston, Kathleen
School: California State University, Fullerton
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies, Military studies
Keywords: Afghanistan, Combat, Iraq, Parent-child relationship, Ptsd, Veteran
Publication Number: 13860848
ISBN: 978-1-392-16657-4
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