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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Department / School

Home Economics

First Advisor

Diane Ostrander


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between gender, adolescent life event stress, and family-of-origin adaptation. Subjects included 176 late adolescent youths from a small land grant college. Results demonstrated a significant relationship between gender and stress, but no significant relationship between gender and adaptation. Stress was a significant predictor of adaptation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

College students -- Psychology
Stress in youth
Families -- Psychological aspects
Adaptability (Psychology)




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