The Effect of Trauma Severity on Borderline Personality: Self-Esteem as MediatorJae Woo Park*
Department of General Counseling, The Korea Counseling Graduate University, Hyoryeong-Ro Street 366, Seoul, Korea
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jae Woo Park
Department of General Counseling
The Korea Counseling Graduate University
Hyoryeong-Ro Street 366, Seoul, Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 23, 2017; Accepted Date: Jun 08, 2017; Published Date: Jun 10, 2017
Citation: Park JW (2017) The Effect of Trauma Severity on Borderline Personality: Self-Esteem as Mediator. J Trauma Treat 6:381. doi: 10.4172/2167-1222.1000381
Copyright: © 2017 Park JW. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of trauma experience severity on borderline personality characteristics and to examine as well the mediation effect of self-esteem. To measure traumatic experience severity, the Trauma Experience Questionnaire-Revised (TEQ-R) was developed and validated. The TEQ-R, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the personality assessment inventory-borderline features scale (PAI-BOR) were administered to 400 normal subjects. According to structural equation model analysis, trauma experience severity was positively associated with borderline characteristics, and the mediation effect of self-esteem was significant. Both trauma severity and borderline characteristics were negatively related to self-esteem. Thus, self-esteem seemed to have a buffering effect on the path between trauma and borderline personality.