The Relationship of the Degree of Exposure to a Technological Disaster and Emotional Response: A Structural Model Approach

The Relationship of the Degree of Exposure to a Technological Disaster and Emotional Response: A... The aim of this study was to analyze type and intensity of psychopathological response (depression and post-traumatic stress disorder) in a population sample from Guadalajara, Mexico, in an area affected by a series of gas explosions in 1992. The study comprised a series of interviews conducted three months after the event. Three groups were formed: subjects directly exposed to the explosions; those affected by the explosions but not directly exposed to them; and a control group. We devised a model, defining that the depressive level is affected by the socioeconomic level and the attributional style; being affected by the exposition degree to the disaster. This question was evaluated as using the structural models technique. The results indicate a close relationship between the variables defined and confirm the action of degree of exposure to the disaster. In fact, a reasonable fit for the model was only obtained in the direct exposure group; the fit was poor in the other two groups, in which results were largely similar. We conclude that the intensity of exposure to the event has a fundamental bearing on victims' psychopathological response, and on the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

The Relationship of the Degree of Exposure to a Technological Disaster and Emotional Response: A Structural Model Approach

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1010364325879
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze type and intensity of psychopathological response (depression and post-traumatic stress disorder) in a population sample from Guadalajara, Mexico, in an area affected by a series of gas explosions in 1992. The study comprised a series of interviews conducted three months after the event. Three groups were formed: subjects directly exposed to the explosions; those affected by the explosions but not directly exposed to them; and a control group. We devised a model, defining that the depressive level is affected by the socioeconomic level and the attributional style; being affected by the exposition degree to the disaster. This question was evaluated as using the structural models technique. The results indicate a close relationship between the variables defined and confirm the action of degree of exposure to the disaster. In fact, a reasonable fit for the model was only obtained in the direct exposure group; the fit was poor in the other two groups, in which results were largely similar. We conclude that the intensity of exposure to the event has a fundamental bearing on victims' psychopathological response, and on the development of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 3, 2004

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