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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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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