Gender differences in young adolescents' exposure to violence and rates of PTSD symptomatology

Cheryl Springer, Deborah K. Padgett

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Abstract

Gender differences in exposure to violence and levels of PTSD symptomatology were examined in a school-based sample of 621 young adolescents. Also investigated as predictors of PTSD symptoms were cognitive coping strategies, perceived social support, and the affective experience of fear. Results support the importance of evaluating gender differences, differentiating between violence by type and location, and considering both cognitive and affective factors as predictors of PTSD symptomatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-379
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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