Posttraumatic Growth vs. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Investigate the relationships between PTG (posttraumatic growth), PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), and sociodemographic characteristics in the veteran populations.
Provide a secondary data analysis using the data provided by the 2019-2020 National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study (NHRVS). Describe the Prevalence of PTG – overall and in the five domains. Define which sociodemographic, trauma, health, and psychosocial factors are related to PTG. Describe the nature of the association between PTG and PTSD symptoms in veterans, determining whether its linear or non-linear. Identify if PTSD+PTG is associated with better functioning than PTSD-PTG. Evaluate whether PTSD and PTG comorbidity is connected to better functioning in comparison with PTSD symptoms presence only.