Rumination, centrality and control as predictors of post traumatic growth and distress: The cognitive growth and stress (CGAS) model.

Brooks, Matthew, Graham-Kevan, Nicola, Lowe, Michelle ORCID: 0000-0001-9649-4938 and Robinson, Sarita (2017) Rumination, centrality and control as predictors of post traumatic growth and distress: The cognitive growth and stress (CGAS) model. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56 (3). pp. 286-302. ISSN 2044-8260

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Abstract

Objectives: The Cognitive Growth and Stress (CGAS) model draws together cognitive processing factors previously untested in a single model. Intrusive rumination, deliberate rumination, present and future perceptions of control and event centrality were assessed as predictors of posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress. Method: The CGAS model is tested on a sample of survivors (N = 250) of a diverse range of adverse events using structural equation modelling techniques. Results: Overall, the best fitting model was supportive of the theorised relations between cognitive constructs, and accounted for 30% of the variance in posttraumatic growth and 68% of the variance in posttraumatic stress across the sample. Conclusions: Rumination, centrality and perceived control factors are significant determinants of positive and negative psychological change across the wide spectrum of adversarial events. In its first phase of development, the CGAS model also provides further evidence of the distinct processes of growth and distress following adversity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive processing; event centrality; perceived control; posttraumatic growth; posttraumatic stress; rumination
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Dr M Lowe
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 12:21
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 02:30
Identification Number: 10.1111/bjc.12138
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1287

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