The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory–Short Form (PTGI-SF; Cann et al, 2010) is an abbreviated version of the 21-item Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI; Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996). The PTGI was developed based on a review of the available literature on responses to trauma, interviews with persons dealing with a variety of major crises or stressors (e.g., becoming physically handicapped as adults, death of a child).

Selection of items for the short form of the PTGI-SF included identifying the items that loaded most highly on each factor. Data were collected from 3 clinical samples (bereaved parents, intimate partner violence victims, and acute leukemia patients). Factor analysis produced a 10-item measure with 2 items associated with each of the five domains of posttraumatic growth: Relating to Others, New Possibilities, Personal Strength, Spiritual Change, and Appreciation of Life. The PTGI-SF factor structure was equivalent to that of the PTGI (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996). Reliability was supported. (PsycTESTS Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)

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