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Life Satisfaction in Adulthood Among Those Who Experienced Trauma in Early Childhood: A Qualitative Study

Abstract ABSTRACT The present study examined the relationship between the experience of trauma during childhood (ages birth -12 years) and life satisfaction in adulthood (ages of 30-45) in a sample of convenience consisting of eight (8) adults, six (6) women and two (2) men, who volunteered to participate in this qualitative study, and self-identified as having experienced trauma between birth and age 12 years. Participants were asked to describe the trauma(s) they experienced in childhood and to discuss their thoughts and feelings about present circumstances in their lives, and how their lives have been impacted by the trauma they experienced. Data were collected via in-person interviews that were audio-taped and transcribed. The data were analyzed... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Crawford, Sarah (Author) / Moore, Elsie (Advisor) / Stamm, Jill (Committee member) / Caterino, Linda (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Developmental psychology / Counseling psychology / Adulthood / Childhood / Development / Life Satisfaction / Qualitative / Trauma
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 109 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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