Arts and Sciences
This research project examined different types and frequencies of child abuse and their relationship to depression in adulthood. The sample for our research was Valparaiso University students (ages 18-22). Our sample included various genders, education levels, and occupations. We advertised in the Valparaiso University Counseling Center, in the Social Work department, through sending emails to VU students, and through word of mouth. Participants filled out a questionnaire that included various depression and child abuse questions. Correlations were used to examine the relationships. Findings from our research have implications on the interconnections of early and later life experiences and the needs for treatment as well as what that treatment might look like. Presenters for this research project are Rachel Egan, Lauren King, and Becky Lohse, all senior Social Work majors. The Faculty Sponsor for this research project was Professor Matthew Ringenberg (PhD) from the Valparaiso University Department of Social Work.
Lohse, Becky; Egan, Rachel; and King, Lauren, "Child Abuse and Its Long Term Effects" (2020). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 883.
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