Journal article

Attributions of Responsibility and Recovery Within a No-Fault Insurance Compensation System

Jason Thompson, Michael Berk, Meaghan O'Donnell, Lesley Stafford, Trond Nordfjaern

Rehabilitation Psychology | EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Although a great deal of literature supports the negative relationship between postinjury health outcomes and compensation, it has not fully examined the relative influence of the diverse factors that underlie compensable status. In particular, this study sought to understand the relative influence that attributions of responsibility for accidents have on mental and physical health outcomes. METHOD: Using a structural equation modeling approach, we assessed the strength of relationships between demographic and accident circumstance variables, and postinjury mental and physical health for 934 road-trauma survivors compensated under a single no-fault insurance system. RESULTS: Analy..

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