The Role of Fathers’ Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Dyadic Adjustment in the Intergeneration Transmission of Captivity Trauma

Gadi Zerach, Yaniv Kanat-Maymon

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Abstract

This study aimed to assess the longitudinal associations between the 1973 Israeli-Arab War ex-prisoners of war’s (ex-POWs) posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSS) and dyadic adjustment (DAS) and their adult offspring’s secondary PTSS and DAS. A sample of 124 Israeli father–child dyads has been examined (fathers at 2003 and 2008; offspring at 2013–2014). Results show that fathers’ PTSS and DAS mediated the link between war captivity and offspring’s secondary PTSS and DAS, respectively. The intergenerational transmission of captivity trauma is indirectly explained by the long-term effects of the fathers’ PTSS on their offspring’s secondary PTSS and DAS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-426
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Captivity
  • PTSD
  • dyadic adjustment
  • secondary traumatization

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