Kayla Jones 905247523 CRN: 14830 April 1, 2008 4-4:50 Psychological effects of hurricane Andrew on ethnic minority and Caucasian children and adolescents 1. My hypotheses of what would predict reactions to traumatic events were definitely gender related. I think that females would be more susceptible to posttraumatic stress symptoms and suffer from comorbid symptoms due to genetic make up dealing with stress. I also thought that age would have a lot to do with it, being that the younger kids would be more affected. My hypotheses were somewhat correct but in some instances it was found that the youngsters did not conceptualize or understand the loss and they had more of a positive look towards it, which was a protective defense mechanism to the loss. I was not surprised by these results because I see in children today affected by loss and other stresses. 2. 127 female (59.4%) 84 male (39.4%) and 2 did not indicate gender (0.9%) 82 Caucasian (38.5%) 71 African Americans (33.3%) 31 Hispanics (14.6%) 4
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