College Students' Experiences of Childhood Developmental Traumatic Stress: Resilience, First-Year Academic Performance, and Substance Use

Allison K. Arnekrans, Stephanie A. Calmes, John M. Laux, Christopher P. Roseman, Nick J. Piazza, Jennifer L. Reynolds, Debra Harmening, Holly L. Scott

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Abstract

Developmental trauma—distressing childhood experiences that include mistreatment, interpersonal violence, abuse, assault, and neglect—is associated with substance use and poor academic performance. The authors investigated the links between developmental trauma, grade point average, substance use, and resilience among first-year college students (N = 169). The results indicate there is a significant relationship between cumulative trauma and self-reported substance use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-14
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • academic performance
  • college students
  • developmental trauma
  • resilience
  • substance use

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