Award Date

5-1-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Christopher A. Kearney

Second Committee Member

Christopher A. Kearney

Third Committee Member

Laurel Pritchard

Fourth Committee Member

Bradley Donohue

Fifth Committee Member

Leroy Pelton

Sixth Committee Member

Tom Piechota

Number of Pages

112

Abstract

Research into resilience represents a theoretical shift from the medical model in contemporary psychology to a focus on adaptation (Poulou, 2007). The relationship however between resilience and the development and PTSD in children remains unclear. The purpose of this present study is to expand on this research by investigating resilience and adaptability with respect to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms across maltreated youth of different ethnicities at risk for PTSD. Participants will be recruited from a Department of Family Services (DFS)-affiliated clinic in the Las Vegas area and administered the Children's PTSD Inventory (CPTSD-I), Behavior Assessment System for Children-2 Parent Rating Scales (BASC-2 PRS), and Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents (RSCA). Multiple regression will be used to analyze the relationship between specific PTSD symptoms, ethnicity, and BASC-2 PRS and RSCA Resiliency Subscales. Implications are discussed.

Keywords

Abuse; Adaptability (Psychology); Child abuse; Children; Maltreatment; Post-traumatic stress disorder in children; Resilience; Resilience (Personality trait); Social skills; Youth

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Psychology

Language

English


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