International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022

Resilience and Psychological Well-Being as a Function of Childhood Trauma among Young Adults

Samruddhi Bhosale

Abstract: We live in the world which is full of people going through overwhelming situations; this can be very common to us. But the situations are with a lot of concerns too, the children are suffering from such drastic and immense state of affairs that their mental health is being affected. The aim of this study is to examine how adverse childhood experiences (physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, emotional neglect, parental separation) can affect an individuals? resilience and psychological well-being in their young adulthood. A sample of (N=204) young adults aged between (18-28 years old), were chosen using the snowball method as participants of the study from the state of Maharashtra, India. The research is a correlational study of non-experimental design. The results are stated quantitatively using the correlation coefficient. Pearson?s product moment correlation coefficient was used, which indicated that for childhood trauma and resilience (r=-0.154), for childhood trauma and psychological well-being (r=-0.328) and for resilience and psychological well-being is (r= 0.505), thus indicating two negative and a positive correlation. Owing to the results, it was found that resilience and psychological well-being are affected negatively if there is presence of uncured childhood trauma. Whereas, resilience and psychological well-being are positively correlated. This paper also discusses the limitations of the research and recommendations for further study in the area.

Keywords: childhood trauma, resilience, psychological well-being, young adults

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,

Pages: 1831 - 1836

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