ERIC Number: EJ1142248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Posttraumatic Growth Moderates Suicide Risk among Trauma Exposed Undergraduates
Sheline, Kelly T.; Rosén, Lee A.
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n3 p402-412 Apr 2017
We assessed the moderating role of posttraumatic growth on the relationship between traumatic life events and suicidal ideation and behavior, suicide risk, and college adjustment. The sample of 557 college students completed questionnaires measuring their severity and number of traumatic life events, posttraumatic growth, suicidal thoughts, behavior, risk, and college adjustment. Students with the most severe traumatic life events, if they had experienced posttraumatic growth following their trauma, were less likely to have high suicide risk and more likely to have better college adjustment. Posttraumatic growth may be important in ameliorating the effects of suicide-inducing trauma.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Risk, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Suicide, Behavior Problems, Student Adjustment, Questionnaires, Severity (of Disability), Student Surveys, Early Experience, Background, Correlation, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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