CitationLecy, Natalie & Osteen, Philip (2022). The Effects of Childhood Trauma on College Completion. Research in Higher Education.
AbstractThis study uses the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to examine the effect of childhood trauma experiences on college graduation rates. A longitudinal mediation path analysis with a binary logistic regression is performed using trauma as a mediator between race, gender, first-generation status and college completion. The analysis reveals that being female and a continuing-generation student are both associated with greater likelihood of graduating college and that trauma mediates the relationship between race, gender, first-generation status and college completion. The authors explore the implications for these findings for policy, practice, and future research.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleResearch in Higher Education