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Influence of Childhood Abuse and Neglect on Self-Esteem, Violence, and Depressive Symptoms in Early Adulthood

Title: The Influence of Childhood Abuse and Neglect on Self-Esteem, Violence, and Depressive Symptoms in Early Adulthood.
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Name(s): Kuper, Julie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2017-12-07
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study explores the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on early adulthood outcomes of violent behavior, depressive symptoms, and self-esteem. Protective factors including verbal intelligence, family attachments, and neighborhood conditions measured during adolescence were included to assess whether these factors can explain why some victims of childhood abuse and neglect fare better than others in early adulthood. Using data from Waves I and III of the public-use version of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), bivariate correlations were employed to evaluate the strength of the relationships between childhood abuse and neglect and the dependent variables in this study. T-tests and Chi-square tests were also used to measure the differences in protective factors and outcomes across groups of victimized children and children who were not subject to abuse and neglect. Results indicated that individuals who were abused and neglected during childhood were more likely to experience negative outcomes in early adulthood. Further, abused or neglected individuals tended to have lower intelligence, weaker family attachments, and tended to live in more problematic neighborhoods during adolescence. Nevertheless, abuse and neglect during childhood does not guarantee individuals will experience negative outcomes in early adulthood, especially in the presence of protective factors.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1512676006_2c2e1262 (IID)
Keywords: childhood victimization, neglect, abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, early adulthood, depression, self-esteem, violence, violent behavior, depressive symptoms, protective factors, intelligence, family attachments, neighborhood conditions
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1512676006_2c2e1262
Owner Institution: FSU

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Kuper, J. (2017). The Influence of Childhood Abuse and Neglect on Self-Esteem, Violence, and Depressive Symptoms in Early Adulthood. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1512676006_2c2e1262