Title

Potentially Traumatic Experiences, Academic Performance, and Psychological Distress: The Role of Shame

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of shame associated with previous potentially traumatic experiences, satisfaction with academic performance, and psychological distress among college students (N = 245) in Mainland China. Results indicated that previous experiences of potentially traumatic events were directly related to depressive symptoms and indirectly related through characterological shame and hopelessness. In addition, characterological shame and bodily shame were 2 distinct forms of shame that had unique associations with psychological distress.

DOI

10.1002/jcad.12060

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