Factor structure of the Dutch version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-SF among female sex workers in the Netherlands

Stefan Bogaerts*, Annelies L. Daalder, Marinus Spreen, Leontien M. Van Der Knaap, Jens Henrichs

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In this study, the factor structure of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire short form (CTQ-SF) in a group of 123 female sex workers in the Netherlands was examined. Structural equation modeling was used to perform the confirmatory factor analysis. The fit between the five-factor model of Bernstein and Fink and the observed empirical model was good. We found a five-factor solution accounting for 66.65% of the variance. With the exception of one item ("I knew there was someone to take care of me and protect me"), factor analysis showed encouraging factor loadings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-442
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychology Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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