Dissertation - Public Access
Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Charles Davis, PhD
Melissa Salinas, PsyD
Cristina Antonucci, PsyD
The present study experimentally investigated the development of depressive symptoms in adolescents who have been exposed to community violence. Participants (N=334) were asked to take a survey of 81 questions addressing one’s exposure to neighborhood violence, resilience, and depressive symptoms. Participants exposed to community violence reported more depressive symptoms in every category except Ineffectiveness. Participants who were exposed to community violence also reported higher resilience levels. Given the results, more research is needed to understand the specific factors of resilience that may prevent adolescents exposed to community violence from developing depressive symptoms.
Esquivel, Nieves A., "The Relationship between Adolescent Exposure to Community Violence, Depression, and Resilience" (2022). Dissertations. 669.