THE EFFECTS OF STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS AMONG PHYSICALLY DISABLED COLLEGE STUDENTS.

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Title:
THE EFFECTS OF STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS AMONG PHYSICALLY DISABLED COLLEGE STUDENTS.
Author:
HURKO, ELIZABETH MARY.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine the possible effects and relationships among life change events and acceptance of disability, social assets, and health status. The subjects of this study were 80 physically disabled college students at The University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and Arizona State University. The subjects were administered the College Schedule of Recent Experience, a Social Assets Scale (SA), the Acceptance of Disability Scale (AD), and a health index. Completion of the health index form was conducted through personal interview. The data were analyzed by means of several statistical procedures. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to examine relationships among the variables. Analyses of variance were conducted to test for significant differences in health outcome between low and high scoring students in life change, acceptance of disability and social assets. Stepwise multiple regressions were carried out to examine the predictive ability of the variables for AD and health outcome. T-tests of means were used to explore differences between students with acquired disabilities and students who were congenitally disabled. In general, the results of the study indicate that life change relates positively to health outcome of physically disabled students. Neither acceptance of disability nor social assets relates strongly with health outcome measures.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
People with disabilities -- Psychology.; College students -- Arizona.; Stress (Psychology); College students -- Psychological aspects.; People with disabilities -- Arizona -- Psychological aspects.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Rehabilitation; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE EFFECTS OF STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS AMONG PHYSICALLY DISABLED COLLEGE STUDENTS.en_US
dc.creatorHURKO, ELIZABETH MARY.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHURKO, ELIZABETH MARY.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the possible effects and relationships among life change events and acceptance of disability, social assets, and health status. The subjects of this study were 80 physically disabled college students at The University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and Arizona State University. The subjects were administered the College Schedule of Recent Experience, a Social Assets Scale (SA), the Acceptance of Disability Scale (AD), and a health index. Completion of the health index form was conducted through personal interview. The data were analyzed by means of several statistical procedures. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to examine relationships among the variables. Analyses of variance were conducted to test for significant differences in health outcome between low and high scoring students in life change, acceptance of disability and social assets. Stepwise multiple regressions were carried out to examine the predictive ability of the variables for AD and health outcome. T-tests of means were used to explore differences between students with acquired disabilities and students who were congenitally disabled. In general, the results of the study indicate that life change relates positively to health outcome of physically disabled students. Neither acceptance of disability nor social assets relates strongly with health outcome measures.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPeople with disabilities -- Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectCollege students -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectStress (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectCollege students -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectPeople with disabilities -- Arizona -- Psychological aspects.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRehabilitationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8303390en_US
dc.identifier.oclc682962094en_US
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