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Relationships Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and psychological resilience and Cognitive Emotional Behavioral Regulation in College Students
  • Elif SEZGİN,
  • Mehmet Erdem UZUN
Bursa Uludag University

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Mehmet Erdem UZUN
Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Mental Health Hospital
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This study aimed to determine the effects of adverse childhood experiences and childhood experiences on adolescents’ psychological resilience and Cognitive Emotional Behavioral regulation. Four hundred thirty-three(n:433) students (18-21 years old) attending a Vocational School of a University in Turkey completed online questionnaires using the Childhood Experiences Scale, the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Scale, the Adult Resilience Scale, and the Negative Childhood Experiences Scale-Turkish version. In the study, it is seen that the psychological resilience of adolescents differs according to age. No significant difference was found between men and women in the study. When cognitive-emotional regulation strategies are examined, it is seen that 18-year-old adolescents are more likely to blame- others than 19- and 20-year-old adolescents. Although there were no differences in psychological resilience in the study, differences were obtained between women and adolescents regarding cognitive and emotional regulation. It was found that female adolescents used the strategies of “self-blame, blame-others, rumination, catastrophizing, and positive refocusing,” which are among the Cognitive Emotional Regulation Strategies more than male adolescents. It has been determined that male adolescents use ” Putting into perspective ” more. As a result of regression analysis, differences in childhood experiences and psychological resistance were obtained according to age. The psychological resistance of 20 -year -old adolescents with a high score of submissiveness, threat, and unvalued was found to be high. In our study, a positive relationship was observed between rumination and adolescents who had an experience of being unvalued and submissive from their childhood experiences. In contrast, those who had less adverse childhood experiences used rumination more.