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The transition to college for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors / by Lisa B. Cohen.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: RC451.4.S7 C64 2010

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    The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of the process of the experience of third-generation Holocaust survivors as they transition from home to college. At the outset of this study, it was suspected that grandchildren of Holocaust survivors would struggle with symptoms associated with the intergenerational transmission of trauma. The intergenerational transmission of trauma has been the topic of much debate. Anecdotal and clinical information suggested that children of trauma survivors may struggle with symptoms associated with the intergenerational transmission of trauma, however empirical research failed to provide consistent evidence for the intergenerational transmission of trauma.Information from previously published literature suggested that symptoms of the intergenerational transmission of trauma may include, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, guilt, mood lability, and difficulty controlling temper. This study examined whether the possible presence of these symptoms may affect the transition to college for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. 47 Grandchildren of Holocaust survivors completed an anonymous, internet-based questionnaire which explored participants' academic work, emotional adjustment and relationships with their parents. While it was not known if the participants in this study experienced difficulties due to the intergenerational transmission of trauma, the majority of participants did endorse experiencing psychological symptoms prior to college and during their first year in college. However, the majority of participants did well academically while in college, and were able to complete their degree. Participants also maintained close and stable relationships with their parents. The author suspected that these successes in college despite the psychological symptoms participants experienced showed some resiliency on behalf of participants.
    Cohen, Lisa B.
    Thesis (Psy.D.)--Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 2010.
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-149).
    Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services. 22 cm.
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