Childhood Traumatic Experiences of Penn State Undergraduates

by Marley Billman
Few studies have comprehensively documented childhood trauma exposure. This study reports types of childhood trauma, frequency of exposure, and common ages of exposure for male and female undergraduate students. Data were drawn from online self-report questionnaires from 1637 students, and descriptive statistics were conducted to assess the nature of traumatic events before age 18. Trauma was found to be both prevalent and chronic, emphasizing the importance of prevention and intervention programs for caregivers and children.
Exhibition Category: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Poster Presentation
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Amy Marshall
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