Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Does Resilience Affect the Relationship Between Childhood Abuse/Neglect and Alcohol Problems in Adulthood?
by Mosley, Megan K., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 45; 13864316
Abstract (Summary)

Childhood maltreatment, including abuse and neglect, is common in the United States. Research shows that children who endure abuse and neglect are more likely to experience many negative outcomes in adulthood, including negative outcomes related to substance misuse. Resilience is a construct which includes social-interpersonal and individual-cognitive factors that may be protective in a child’s risk for future negative outcomes. The current study assessed the relationship between childhood abuse/ neglect and alcohol problems among a sample of university students. It then looked at the potential role of resilience as a protective factor within that relationship. The current study included 90 undergraduate students at a Midwestern university. Results indicated that childhood abuse/ neglect did not correlate with alcohol problems within this sample. Resilience did not correlate with alcohol problems or moderate the relationship between childhood abuse/neglect and alcohol problems. Potential reasons for this lack of correlation are provided, as well as study limitations and future directions for research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Segrist, Daniel
Commitee: Pawlow, Laura, Pomerantz, Andrew
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Publication Number: 13864316
ISBN: 978-1-392-26028-9
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