Structural analysis of the Trauma Symptom Inventory-2




Godbout, Natacha
Hodges, Monica
Briere, John
Runtz, Marsha

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Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma


The Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI; Briere, 1995), a measure of the psychological effects of trauma and other adverse events, was recently expanded and updated (TSI–2; Briere, 2011). This study evaluated 4 competing models of TSI–2 dimensionality and determined the predictive validity of the best fitting solution. Data were collected from 679 adults in the general population. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that a 4-factor solution best fit the data. All 4 factors of the final model were significant predictors of exposure to trauma or some other very upsetting event, especially posttraumatic stress. Additional research is indicated to further probe the characteristics of the TSI–2, including its dimensionality in other groups.



Assessment, Structural equation model, trauma symptoms, TSI-2, factor structure


Godbout, Natacha, Hodges, Monica, Briere, John, & Runtz, Marsha. (2016). Structural analysis of the Trauma Symptom Inventory-2. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 25(3), 333-346.