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Culture

The research area of  Culture studies cultural differences in PTSD as well as suicide prevention.  Furthermore a focus is on validation of tests for different languages and cultures. 

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If interested in the mediating role of social support and loneliness, go to our research on psychological variables and social support here.

If interested in the role of gender in relation to trauma, go to our research in psykological variables and gender here

 

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Projects related to the research area:

Completed projects

Factor structure of PTSD in trauma victims from India
Completed: 2014

Related publications:
Charak, R., Armour, C., Elklit, A., Koot, H. M., Elhai, J. D. (2014). Assessing the Latent Factor Association between the Dysphoria model of PTSD and Positive and Negative Affect in Trauma Victims from India. Psychological Injury & Law, 7, 122-130. Doi: 10.1007/s12207-014-9192-0

Charak, R., Armour, C., Elklit, A., Angmo, D., Elhai, J. D. & Koot, H. M.: (2014). Factor Structure of PTSD and Relationship with Gender in Trauma Survivors from India. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v5.25547.

Intercultural differences in trauma exposure and PTSD

Completed: 2007

Related publications:

Zerach, G., & Elklit, A. (2019). Attachment and social support mediate associations between Polyvictimization and psychological distress in early adolescence. International Journal of Psychology. Doi: 10.1002/ijop.12590

Zerach, G. & Elklit, A. (2017). Polyvictimization and psychological distress in early adolescence: A mediaton model of defense mechanisms and coping styles. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Doi: 10.1177/0886260517716944.

Chen, Y.Y. & Elklit, A. (2017). Exposure to Bullying Among Adolescents Across Nine Countries. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. Doi: 10.1007/s40653-017-0172-x

Ghazali, S. R., Elklit, A., Sultan, M. A., Balang, R. V., & Chen, Y. Y.(2016): Lifetime trauma exposure, gender and DSM-V PTSD symptoms among adolescents in Malaysia. Traumatology, 23(3), 235-239. Doi: 10.1037/trm0000088

Mandrup, L. & Elklit, A. (2014). Victimization and PTSD in Ugandan Youth. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 4(3), 141-156. Doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2014.43020

Petersen, T. & Elklit, A. (2014). Risk factors for suicide attempts in the total population of Faroese eighth graders. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, 2(3), 106-114.

Karsberg, S., Armour, C. & Elklit, A. (2014). Patterns of victimization, suicide attempt, and posttraumatic stress disorder in Greenlandic adolescents: a latent class analysis. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(9),1389-99. Doi 10.1007/s00127-014-0890-4.

Petersen, T., Elklit, A. & Olesen, J. G. (2013). Attachment Styles and PTSD in Ado-lescents in three Nordic Countries. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 3, 1-10. Doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2013.32010

Petersen, T., Armour, C. & Elklit, A. (2013). Modelling Patterns of Negative Life Experiences and Mental Health in Faroese Adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1(2), 63-71.

Karsberg, S. H. & Elklit, A.(2012) Victimization and PTSD in a Rural Kenyan youth sample. Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health, 8, 91-101.

Karsberg, S. H., Lasgaard, M. & Elklit, A. (2012). Victimisation and PTSD in a Greenlandic youth sample. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 71. Doi: 10.3402/ijch.v71i0.18378

Petersen, T., Elklit, A., & Gytz, J.(2010) Victimization and PTSD in a Faroese Youth Total Population Sample. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 51, 56-62.

Domanskaité-Gota, V., Elklit, A. & Christiansen, D.(2009) Victimization and PTSD in a Lithuanian National Youth Probability Sample. Nordic Psychology, 61(3), 66-81.

Elklit, A. & Petersen, T.(2008) Exposure to Traumatic Events Among Adolescents in Four Nations. Torture, 18(1), 2-11.

Shevlin, M. & Elklit, A.(2008) A latent class analysis of adolescent adverse life events based on a Danish national youth probability sample. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 60 (3), 218-224.

Rasmussen, D.J., Karsberg, S., Karstoft, K-I. & Elklit, A. (2008) Victimization and PTSD in an Indian youth sample from Pune City. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 3(1), 12-19. Doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2013.31003

Rhiger, M. T., Elklit, A. & Lasgaard, M.(2008) Trauma in an Israeli Youth Sample. Nordic Psychology, 60 (2), 101-113.

Bödvarsdóttir, Í. & Elklit, A. (2007) Victimization and PTSD-like states in an Icelandic youth probability sample. BMC Psychiatry, 7, 51. Doi:10.1186/1471-244X-7-51

Elklit, A.(2002): Victimization and PTSD in a Danish National Youth Probability Sample. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 174-181.

Cultural differences in PTSD symptoms
Related publications:
Vindbjerg, E.; Carlsson, J.; Mortensen, E.L.; Elklit, A. & Makransky, G. (2016) The latent structure of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Arabic-speaking refu-gees receiving psychiatric treatment in Denmark. BMC Psychiatry, 16. Doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-0936-o.

Ghazali, S. R., Elklit, A., Sultan, M. A., Balang, R. V., & Chen, Y. Y.(2016): Lifetime trauma exposure, gender and DSM-V PTSD symptoms among adolescents in Malaysia. Traumatology, 23(3), 235-239. Doi: 10.1037/trm0000088
Posttraumatic emotions of shame and guilt
Completed: 2008

Related publications
Blum, A. (2008). Shame and Guilt, Misconceptions and Controversies: A Critical Review of the Literature. Traumatology, 14(3), 91–102. Doi: 10.1177/1534765608321070