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"Who am I Now?" Distress and Growth after Trauma


Abstract This study examined four research questions investigating relationships among the experience of trauma, identity development, distress, and positive change. There were 908 participants in the study, ranging in age from 18 to 24 which is known as the period of emerging adulthood. Participants completed an online survey regarding their exposure to trauma and reactions to these experiences. The first research question examined the experience of trauma for the sample. The second question examined group differences among the participant's identity status, gender, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnostic status on the hypothesized variables. In general, comparisons among the four identity status groups found participants who experi... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Wiley, Rachel Elizabeth (Author) / Robinson-Kurpius, Sharon (Advisor) / Stamm, Jill (Committee member) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Developmental psychology / emerging adulthood / identity / posttraumatic growth / resilience / traumatic stressor
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 216 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Counseling Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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