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)

Read the Article,

About the Authors

Explore More Resources

Continue reading more about Posttraumatic Growth in our resource library.

PTG Resource Center