Seo, Dong-Chul; Blair, Earl H.; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Kaldahl, Mark A.
March 2004
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
This study investigated emotional, attiludinal, perceptional, and behavioral changes among college students since the September 11 [9-11] terrorist attacks using a cross-sectional survey of 1,059 students. Of the total respondents, 15% to 21% reported Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The majority of the respondents have become more concerned about their personal safety (61%) and safety of family members (74%). Logistic regression analyses indicated that personal responsibility was a significant predictor for experiencing many changes of interest, while gender, race, locus of control, class standing, or age were significant predictors for different outcome variables. This study also analyzed and synthesized the qualitative data obtained from an open-ended question regarding life changes.


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