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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Participation in College

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Nicole Carter

The purpose of this research is to find out if college students with higher Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are less likely to participate in events in college. Previous research shows that students with higher ACEs struggle academically and are less likely to participate in school. Students are more likely to drop out of school as a result. Research also shows that education can mitigate some of the effects of ACEs. A survey was completed by 400 UVU alumni that asks about the ACEs they have experienced and what events they have participated in while in college. These events include being a research or teaching assistant, publishing in a student journal, meeting with advisors, and attending conferences. Statistically significant results would suggest universities should target students with high ACEs in order to increase their participation in college.
University / Institution: Utah Valley University
Type: Oral
Format: In Person
Presentation #C50
SESSION C (1:45-3:15PM)
Area of Research: Social Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Chris Anderson