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dc.contributor Hibbard, Dave
dc.contributor.advisor Vela, Eddie
dc.contributor.author Raskin-Li, Julie Skye
dc.contributor.other Lopez, Pete
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-20T15:37:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-20T15:37:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/188602
dc.description.abstract Childhood maltreatment, from the ages of zero to 18, is a pervasive adverse experience that continues to affect the lives of many adults. The Department of Health and Human Services reported in 2014, that there were 702,000 cases of child abuse and neglect. According to Fang, Brown, Florence, and Mercy (2010) the aggregate lifetime cost of child maltreatment is estimated at $585 billion per year. These costs are attributed to life time mental health related issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavioral problems like criminality and violent behavior, as well as increased risk of chronic physical illness due to chronic stress. Child maltreatment has also been linked to decreased levels of job readiness and long term negative physical disabilities (Fang et al., 2010). Child maltreatment has a multitude of negative residual effects related to mental and physical health outcomes through the lifespan. Examining the relationships between emotional intelligence (EI) and resiliency may allow clinicians to develop treatment options that could lead to a decrease in transgenerational patterns of violence. The connection between neurobiology, childhood maltreatment, and emotional resilience were explored as a way to understand the outcomes for mental and physical health problems as a result of child maltreatment. One hundred and twenty-five participants were assessed for levels of emotional intelligence and resiliency using the The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Short Form (Petrides, 2009) and The Resilience Scale (Wagnild, 2014), respectively. Participants were also assessed for the presence of adverse childhood experiences using the Adverse Childhood Experience Survey (Felitti & Anda, 1997). Results revealed a significant correlation, r(125) = .534, p < .001, which demonstrates that when an individual is higher in EI they are more resilient to adverse childhood experiences in adulthood. The finding that EI and resilience are related may help clinicians better deal with the deleterious consequences of childhood trauma. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CSU, Chico en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Child abuse en_US
dc.subject Child neglect en_US
dc.subject Emotional intelligence en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.title The link between emotional intelligence, resilience, and childhood adversity in adulthood en_US
dc.college Behavioral and Social Sciences en_US
dc.program Psychology en_US
dc.degree MS en_US


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