Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health Outcomes of College Students at Predominately Black Institutions: Resilience as a Moderator
The present study investigated the variables childhood adversity experiences, mental health and resilience in sample of college students at predominately Black institutions. The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between adverse childhood experiences in a college student population and overall mental health outcomes. In addition, the study aimed to understand the factors of coping, perceived stress and resilience that could be used to offset the potentially negative mental health outcomes associated with childhood adversity. Subjects were 202 college students recruited from various predominately Black institutions in the United States. Each participant completed a demographic questionnaire and a battery of surveys including the Philadelphia Expanded ACEs Questionnaire, Mental Health Inventory-5, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, and the Perceived Stress Scale. A hypothesized path model was tested by linear regressions, multiple regression, and moderation analysis. Paths between all predictor variables were significant. Adverse childhood experiences predicted perceived stress. Perceived stress predicted coping style. Adverse childhood experiences and perceived stress showed a significant relationship with mental health. Resilience as a moderator was not significant.
Psychology|Mental health|African American Studies|Higher education|Behavioral psychology|Black studies|Demography
"Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health Outcomes of College Students at Predominately Black Institutions: Resilience as a Moderator"
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