Date of Submission
Kento Yasuhara, Ph.D.
ACEs, COVID-19, Stress, College Students
Adverse Childhood Experiences, COVID-19
Childhood and youth, COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-, Stress (Psychology), College students--Mental health
ACEs are adverse childhood experiences experienced in the first 18 years of life. They are present in over a third of the population and lead to adverse health outcomes (Karatekin, 2017). The goal of this study was to examine whether ACEs could be used to identify stress levels of college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data on ACEs and stress levels were collected from students actively enrolled at a college or university (N= 183). Findings indicated that high ACEs were predictive of high stress, specifically considering stressful factors experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this study suggest the implementation of conventional screenings for ACEs within college students. Introducing stress prevention and intervention measures to students could decrease the likelihood of developing adverse health outcomes.
Morreale, Kristina, "Perceived Stress of College Students During COVID-19: Adverse Childhood Experiences" (2021). Honors Theses. 40.