The Core Beliefs Inventory (CBI; Cann et al., 2010) is a brief measure of disruption of the assumptive world developed for use in applied research and clinical settings. Potential items for the CBI were generated based on a consideration of a broad range of beliefs thought to comprise the assumptive world (e.g., Janoff-Bulman, 1989; Koltko-Rivera, 2004). A final set of 9 items resulted, focusing on religious and spiritual beliefs, human nature, relationships with other people, meaning of life, and personal strengths and weaknesses. Three studies, 2 using college samples and the third using leukemia patients, assessed the utility of the CBI to predict posttraumatic growth (PTG) in both cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. Relationships between the CBI and measures of self-reported PTG and well-being indicated that the CBI had construct validity, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency. (PsycTESTS Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
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