Investigation of Childhood Trauma Experiences and Family Functions among University Students

Tanju E. H., Demirbas H.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.1950-1956 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.929
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1950-1956
  • Keywords: Childhood trauma, ckildhood abuse, traumatic experiences, family functions, university students, SEXUAL ABUSE, ADJUSTMENT, SURVIVORS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to investigate the childhood trauma experiences and family functions among university students. Participants were 647 students from a Faculty of Education. Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, Family Assessment Device and a socio-demographic form were used. The results of this study indicated that females assess their family functions more healthy than males. Education of the mother is important in the assessment of the family functions. According to this, it can be suggest that studies about consciousness to society must be done about traumatic experiences and healthy parent attitudes.