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Pozytywne skutki doświadczanych zdarzeń o charakterze traumatycznym u dzieci i młodzieży. Kwestionariusz Osobowego Wzrostu – KOW-27 (wersja D/M i R/O)

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Positive outcomes of experienced traumatic events in children and youth. The Personal Growth Questionnaire – KOW-27 (version D/M and R/O)

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Article presents development of the design method to measure personal growth in children and youth, as a result of struggling with negative life events. The Personal Growth Questionnaire was developed in two versions – as a self-rating instrument – KOW-27 – D/M, in which child himself/herself assess perceived changes and in version for parents – KOW-27 – R/O, who evaluate changes of their child. The Personal Growth Questionnaire (both versions) consists of three parts: A, B and C. In the first one the examined person chooses from the list of 16 events the most negative situation, which he/she has experienced. In part B – indicates time lapsed since event occurred, and then (part C) using 4-point-rating scale (from 0 – I did not experience this change to 3 – I experienced this change to a great degree) indicates the level of changes perceived as a results of the experienced situation. The reliability of the questionnaire is high (Cronbach’s alpha in version of self-evaluation is 0,94, in version for parents – 0,97).








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  • Instytut Psychologii, Uniwersytet Łódzki


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