Impact of Childhood Adversity on Self-Concept & Quality of Peer Relationships in Adolescence

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Impact of Childhood Adversity on Self-Concept & Quality of Peer Relationships in Adolescence

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dc.contributor.advisor Rao, Uma en
dc.creator Smith, Lauren Christine en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-12T18:18:46Z en
dc.date.available 2010-07-12T18:18:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2009-09-04 en
dc.identifier.other 760903724 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152.5/510 en
dc.description.abstract Experiences of childhood adversity have been found to be related to maladjustment in multiple aspects of mental health and development. The current study examined the impact of childhood adversity (separation/loss of caretaker, illness/injury/non-caretaker loss, physical neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, witnessing violence, and sexual abuse) on self-concept and quality of peer relationships in 68 adolescents, aged 12 to 18, with various histories of adversity. Specifically, self-concept was examined as a mediator between a history of adversity in childhood and the quality of peer relationships during adolescence. The findings suggested that self-concept during adolescence was a better predictor of the quality of peer relationships during adolescence than one's history of adversity. These results have implications for understanding resilience in children with experiences of adversity, particularly that they are not "doomed" to poor quality relationships with their peers during adolescence. en
dc.format.medium Electronic en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject Personality Development en
dc.subject Socialization en
dc.subject Self-Concept en
dc.title Impact of Childhood Adversity on Self-Concept & Quality of Peer Relationships in Adolescence en
dc.type.material Text en
dc.type.genre Thesis en
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en
thesis.degree.grantor Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences en
thesis.degree.department en
thesis.degree.name Master of Sciences en
thesis.degree.level M.S. en
thesis.degree.discipline Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology en
thesis.date.available 2011-09-04 en

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