Intracolleague aggression in a group of Dutch prison workers

Negative affectivity and posttraumatic stress disorder

S. Bogaerts, A.M. van der Laan

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Abstract

This study examined workplace aggression among a Dutch group of 174 prison workers at 10 penitentiaries in the Netherlands. The purpose of the study was to investigate the main and interaction effects of Type D personality and violence on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results showed a significant interaction effect between the type of violence and Type D personality. Physically violated Type D individuals achieved the highest average score on the PTSD scale. Type D personality was found to have a strong main effect on PTSD.
Keywords: PTSD, Type D personality, negative affectivity, violence, prison workers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-556
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Intracolleague aggression in a group of Dutch prison workers : Negative affectivity and posttraumatic stress disorder. / Bogaerts, S.; van der Laan, A.M.

In: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 57, No. 5, 2013, p. 544-556.

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