Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The protective factors that foster resilience among African American urban adolescent female students exposed to trauma: A content analysis
by Anderson, Keishawn L., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 86; 1527355
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this content analysis is to gain a better understanding of the protective factors that have been cited as fostering resilience among African American urban adolescent female students exposed to trauma. This study provides a content analysis by critiquing the resiliency and trauma researchers' discourse on African American urban female adolescents. The analysis included examining the following variables the operationalization of resiliency factors, protective processes, risk factors, types of trauma, psychopathology, and psychosocial recommendations. The content analysis revealed that trauma and resiliency researchers are minimally exploring how African American urban female adolescents are neutralizing trauma risk with protective factors appropriate for their environment or systems. Trauma exposure in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods yields high risk factors that make these adolescents vulnerable to experiencing trauma symptoms and further PTSD if trauma is not assessed and treated. The review provides information on areas where further research is necessary.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: African American Studies, Social work, Public health
Keywords: Adolescents, African-American, Protective factors, Resilience, Risk factors, Trauma exposure, Urban youth
Publication Number: 1527355
ISBN: 9781303766305
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