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Relationship between Childhood Trauma and Quality of Life in Adulthood

Mehak Dua

Student, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.205


Childhood Trauma often referred to as an experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects and have been continuously linked with its adverse effects on quality of life of an individual in his/her adulthood. The study sought to 1) identify the relationship between Childhood Trauma and Quality of Life in Adulthood and 2) examine the impact of Childhood Trauma on Quality of Life in Adulthood. The sample consisted of 100 participants, 66 female and 34 male (18-30 years). The tools used were Childhood Trauma Questionnaire – Short Form; CTQ-SF by David P. Bernstein in 1995 and The World Health Organization Quality of Life, Short Form by WHO in 1996. The results were drawn using Mean, SD, and Pearson’s Correlation for the statistical analysis of all the variables. After analyzing the data, it was found that there is a significant relationship between both the variables as there was a negative (inverse) relationship between variables which means both the variables move in the opposite direction as if one variable increases the other variable decreases with the same magnitude. Similar studies on this topic have been done but not on all the domains of quality of life that are affected due to childhood trauma and according to the results of this study there was a significant relationship between the variables which can be a major reason for the scope of this topic to be studied in more detail and to figure out a plan of action to deal with this issue by helping children to get all the help that they need so that they don’t have to face the effects of childhood trauma in their later life.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021