Posttraumatic anger in crime victims: Directed at the perpetrator and at the self

Orth, Ulrich; Maercker, Andreas (2009). Posttraumatic anger in crime victims: Directed at the perpetrator and at the self. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22(2), pp. 158-161. Wiley 10.1002/jts.20392

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This study investigated the targets of anger that are most strongly involved in posttraumatic anger. Using a sample of 218 crime victims, the authors assessed the levels of anger at potential targets (perpetrator, criminal justice system, third persons, and the self ) and their association with severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The results revealed that anger was most strongly directed at the perpetrator and at the self, and that anger at other targets was low. Moreover, anger at the perpetrator and at the self showed strong associations with PTSD symptoms, whereas the associations of anger at other targets with PTSD symptoms were low.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Developmental Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Orth, Ulrich

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0894-9867

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ulrich Orth

Date Deposited:

08 Jun 2015 10:13

Last Modified:

08 Jun 2015 10:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/jts.20392

PubMed ID:

19283835

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69100

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69100

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