Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6677

Date

2021

Date of Award

4-27-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Sociology

Committee Chair

Wesley James

Committee Member

Junmin Wang

Committee Member

Joseph Lariscy

Abstract

Trauma is an unfortunate part of society, and it has detrimental impacts on youths' developmental processes. High-school minority students, particularly those with low socioeconomic status, are the most affected by trauma, affecting their school performance. This study seeks to gauge how different types of trauma (emotional, psychological, and physical) affect high-school students' male engagements. Binary logistic regression was utilized to control for the different types of trauma. Results show that Asian and Hispanic students who interact with trauma tend to seek afterschool activities to help mitigate the effects trauma has on them. Students' socioeconomic (SES) background also contributes to this. Those coming from a high SES background are more engaged with extracurricular activities than those from a low SES background. This is not to say that those from low SES backgrounds do not benefit from taking part in extracurricular activities because being a part of an extracurricular activity helps mitigate the effects of trauma.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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