Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educ Foundations & Leadership
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as defined by Drs. Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda are prevalent in the general population of the United States. These childhood traumas are strongly related to risky behaviors and poor health outcomes. The results of childhood stress may influence students at community colleges. This study of community college students with identified adverse childhood experiences will describe their perceived experiences in community colleges as they relate to their success and completion. This study is done in a framework of resilience in order to identify factors which may be influential in students’ progress and completion. Keywords: community college, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), student success, student completion, resilience.
Brogden, Laura E.. "Resiliency of Community College Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences" (2015). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, Educ Foundations & Leadership, Old Dominion University, https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/efl_etds/5