History of Childhood Abuse and Posttraumatic Growth's Effects on Reactions to Subsequent Traumatic Events

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Previous research indicates that those with a history of abuse have an increased risk to experience subsequent traumatic events. This study utilized a convenience sample of undergraduate students to examine the reaction of those with a history of abuse to subsequent traumatic experiences. In addition, the study assessed the level of posttraumatic growth an individual experiences following childhood abuse. The level of posttraumatic growth was examined to determine if the growth allowed for participants to better handle successive traumas. Those with a history of abuse experienced higher levels of symptomology following a successive traumatic event. Results did not support the ... continued below

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Bezner, Stephanie K. December 2006.

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Previous research indicates that those with a history of abuse have an increased risk to experience subsequent traumatic events. This study utilized a convenience sample of undergraduate students to examine the reaction of those with a history of abuse to subsequent traumatic experiences. In addition, the study assessed the level of posttraumatic growth an individual experiences following childhood abuse. The level of posttraumatic growth was examined to determine if the growth allowed for participants to better handle successive traumas. Those with a history of abuse experienced higher levels of symptomology following a successive traumatic event. Results did not support the hypothesis that among those with a history of abuse, lower levels of posttraumatic growth would predict higher levels of symptoms following a later trauma. Implications and limitations of the study, as well as directions for future research are discussed.

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Bezner, Stephanie K. History of Childhood Abuse and Posttraumatic Growth's Effects on Reactions to Subsequent Traumatic Events, thesis, December 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5479/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .