Honors in Psychology
Date of Award
Dr. Andrea Clements
Thesis Professor Department
The present exploratory study examined adverse childhood experiences and religiosity in a sample of individuals from Southern Appalachia. Self-reports of childhood adversity and intrinsic religion were obtained from 167 individuals. Results showed that fifty-five percent had not experienced a childhood adversity while forty-three percent had experienced one to five episodes. Although a little under half the sample had one or more adverse experiences, there was no significant relationship between ACEs and intrinsic religion (r= -.037, p= .631). Sex and intrinsic religion were significantly related in that men endorsed the use of intrinsic religiosity more than women (t(165)= -2.28, p= .005).
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
Unzueta, Celina V. Ms. and Clements, Andrea Dr., "The Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Intrinsic Religiosity in Southern Appalachia" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 430. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/430
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