IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 8, August 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Kavitha Shaj and Sridevi P
The number of individuals susceptible to direct or indirect trauma is no longer reserved for specific occupations. Hence, this research aimed at developing and validating a scale that measures secondary trauma stress among the Indian general population. The scale contains 5 subscales namely Intrusion; Negative cognition and mood; Active avoidance and feelings of threat; Hyperarousal and Belief system. Out of the initial 150 (30 items per subscale) pool of items, 50 items (10 items each 5 subscales) were pilot tested on 102 respondents. Out of which, 30 items (6 items each subscale) were tested on 970 respondents after the first validation.