Subject Area

Sociology

Description

This study was concerned with understanding the lingering psychological and emotional effects that September 11th continues to play on college age students today and the different factors that impacted their current feelings and emotions. Originally, the researcher wished to explore the relationship between the students’ geographic locations on September 11th, 2001 and their level of psychological and emotional distress in its aftermath. Unfortunately, the responses available for the variable geographic location could not be analyzed in a way that they could be used for this study. The study did, however, provide feedback based on the relationships between other variables indicating whether or not a nationwide tragedy such as 9/11 continues to impact the life choices and behaviors of this college age population. A questionnaire consisting of five sections assessing emotional and psychological reactions of college age students immediately after September 11, 2001 and then again today was distributed at a Catholic College in the New England area. Participants included 69 undergraduate college age students (M= 20.05 years). Results from this study indicate that these particular college age students may fall under the title “Generation 9/11;” however, the definition would need to be altered in order to accurately represent the significant positive changes and growth that have impacted these particular population of students and the future direction of their lives.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

4-29-2009

Type

Article

Format

Text

.pdf

Language

English

Comments

A project based on independent investigation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Originally written for the Theory Practice Seminar, Providence College, 2009.



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