Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma


Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, $115,000.00. 
Principle Investigator: Charles Benight
Utilized social cognitive theory to understand recovery process involved with MVA trauma.

Publications

  • Benight, C. C., Cieslak, R., I. R. Molton, & L. E. Johnson (in press). Self-evaluative appraisals of coping capability and traumatic distress following motor vehicle accidents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  • Cieslak, R., Benight, C. C., & Lehman V. C. (in press). Coping self-efficacy mediates the effects of negative cognitions on traumatic distress. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Conference Presentations

  • Cieslak, R., & Benight, C. C. (2007, November). Social support mediates the effects of PTSD symptoms on change in coping self-efficacy. Paper presented at the 24th Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Cieslak, R., & Benight, C. C. (2007, November). Coping with stress mediates the effects of coping self-efficacy on change in PSTD symptoms. Poster presented at the 24th Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, Maryland.