A Study of Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Resilience among College Students 公开

Ahn, Elizabeth Soyeon (2011)

Permanent URL: https://etd.library.emory.edu/concern/etds/jh343s894?locale=zh


A Study of Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Resilience among College Students
By Elizabeth Soyeon Ahn
The effects of various risk and protective factors were studied using the 2007 Healthy
Minds survey on a sample of 5,689 undergraduate and graduate students in colleges and
universities. The effects of the risk and protective factors were further combined to study
resilience. Analysis has confirmed that risk factors, such as racial discrimination, non-
heterosexuality, academic competitiveness, and financial difficulties, are positively correlated
with a negative outcome, such as a diagnosis of depression and anxiety. The study also
confirmed that protective factors, such as religiosity, social supports from family and friends, and
positive mental health, are negatively correlated with the diagnosis of mental illness. Finally,
these protective factors also help the college students to be resilient despite the exposure to high
levels of the risk factors.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Literature Review
12 Methods
14 Hypothesis
15 Results
22 Discussions/Conclusion
25 Appendix
91 References

About this Honors Thesis

Rights statement
  • Permission granted by the author to include this thesis or dissertation in this repository. All rights reserved by the author. Please contact the author for information regarding the reproduction and use of this thesis or dissertation.
  • English
Research field
Committee Chair / Thesis Advisor
Committee Members

Primary PDF

Supplemental Files