Social support, negative maltreatment-related cognitions and posttraumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents

Date: 
8 Dec 2016
Author: 
A. Münzer, H.G. Ganser, L. Goldbeck
Publisher: 
Child Abuse & Neglect Volume 63, January 2017, Pages 183–191

Social support by family, friends and significant others is known to buffer the impact of adverse life events on children's well-being and functioning, however little is known about pathways explaining this association. We investigated whether maltreatment-related cognitions mediate the association between social support and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). Furthermore, age was introduced as moderator.

Research type: 
Peer reviewed
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