International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
  

Volume 20 Num. 2 - June 2020

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Validation and Psychometric Properties of the Arabic Psychological Well-Being Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire

Volume 20 Num. 2 - June 2020 - Pages 167-176

Authors:

, Alghamdi M , Joseph S , Hunt N

Abstract:

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Volume 20, 2, 2020. To be published June 1st 2020


Psychological Well-Being Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ) is an instrument for measuring positive changes after trauma that has shown reasonable psychometric properties in its original version in English. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the psychometric properties of an Arabic Psychological Well-Being Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (A-PWB-PTCQ). A descriptive correlational design was used to conduct the study among 357 participants sampled from the Saudi population. Participants reported different traumatic events ranged between 59.5 % for sudden death of close person to 23.3% assault or attempted sexual assault incidents. The A-PWB-PTCQ demonstrated excellent internal consistency at 0.93 and test-retest reliability at 0.92. All inter-item and item-to-total correlations for the PWB-PTCQ scale were above the recommended criteria of 0.30. The A-PWB-PTCQ also showed a significant negative correlation with the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale for DSM-5 (PDS-5) (-0.46, p <.001), and those with clinical levels of PTSD had significantly lower scores on the A-PWB-PTCQ (t= 7.62, p <.001) than individuals with subclinical levels of PTSD. The A-PWB-PTCQ was found to be a valid and reliable instrument for measuring the Psychological Well-Being Post-Traumatic Changes among the Arabic population.

How to cite this paper: Alghamdi M, Joseph S, & Hunt N (2020). Validation and Psychometric Properties of the Arabic Psychological Well-Being Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 20, 2, 167-176.

Key words:

psychological well-being, posttraumatic growth, PWB-PTCQ, arabic validation

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