Quantitative research was conducted through an anonymous survey method for the purposes of investigating past traumas, specifically in the form of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and the possible link to adult professionals currently employed within occupations of an altruistic nature. The tentative hypothesis was that the majority of those who choose altruistic professions have experienced a severity of adverse childhood experiences as defined by the 1997 CDC-Kaiser ACE study.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Relation to Chosen Adult Altruistic Professions
by William Dervin
Social and Behavioral Sciences