Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis


Behavioral Sciences

First Advisor

Harvey J. Burnett, Jr.


Research has shown that Psychological First Aid (PFA) crisis intervention helps to promote resilience in individuals affected by traumatic events (Everly, 2012). This study examined differences in resilience levels between genders over time by comparing PFA with a Social Acknowledgment (control) condition. Using the Response to Stressful Events Scale (Johnson et al., 2011) to measure resilience, subject responses (N=41) were analyzed using a mixed between-within subjects ANOVA. Results indicated that there were no statistically significant main effects or interactions. These findings do not support the study's hypotheses that there would be a significant interaction between time and gender.

Subject Area

Resilience (Personality trait) in adolescence; Post-traumatic stress disorder in adoslescence; Psychological first aid

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