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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Rachelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:38Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-17en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04302008-122106en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32057
dc.description.abstractThe substantial emotional impact of trauma on children, adolescents and their caregivers has been amply documented within the general disaster literature. However, research addressing the specific psychological impact of residential fire on child and family functioning is still considered to be in its infancy. The present study adapted the Transactional Stress and Coping (TSC) model for this purpose. This was an extension of the TSC model from the child chronic health to the trauma literature. The TSC model proposes that child and adolescent adjustment (i.e., in the present study, symptoms levels of PTSD, depression, anxiety) following a residential fire will be mediated by both child and adolescent adaptational processes (i.e., cognitive appraisal and coping methods), as well as family processes (i.e., family conflict and parent psychopathology). While the TSC was not supported, several preliminary results were found. Results indicated that family conflict (β = .289, p < .05) may have mediated the relationship between childrenâ s overall adjustment at 4-months and parent-report of child internalizing symptoms at 11-months post-fire (β = .235, p > .05). Avoidant coping strategies (β = .294, p < .05) also may have mediated the relationship between child anxiety/depression at 4-months and PTSD symptoms at outcome (β = .246, p > .05). Furthermore, an interaction effect was found between parent report of child and adolescent internalizing symptoms and children and adolescentsâ self-reports of religious avoidance. Finally, a moderation effect was also found between children and adolescentsâ self-reports of their overall adjustment and self-reports of their active coping strategies. These results suggest a transactional relationship among family environmental variables and individual child adaptational processes which may predict adjustment outcomes.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMoore_Thesisupdated.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAppraisalen_US
dc.subjectResidential Fireen_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectFamily Environmenten_US
dc.subjectCopingen_US
dc.subjectReligious Copingen_US
dc.titleIdentifying Psychosocial Variables Related to Child and Adolescent Adjustment Following a Residential Fire: The Role of Appraisal, Coping, and Family Environmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, Russell T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberScarpa-Friedman, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFinney, Jack W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04302008-122106/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-04-30en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-05-14
dc.date.adate2008-05-14en_US


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