Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Abstract

Abuse of any kind is a horrible event. Individuals are left with physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. Abuse during childhood can be detrimental to a person's psychological adjustment during adolescence and adulthood. We sought out to answer the research question, "Does child abuse positively correlate with borderline personality disorder?" We analyzed 12 studies that compared different types of child abuse and the effects it has on borderline personality disorder (BPD). For these 12 studies the average effect size was (r=.22). Emotional abuse had the highest correlation (r=.26) and then sexual abuse with (r=.22). The moderator variables did not have significant results. The average effect size is a moderate size, and it does not show that there is an important correlation between child abuse and BPD.

Presentation format

Poster

Expected Graduation Date

2015

Course Number

PSY 497

Course Title

Grad School Prep

Professor Email

Richard.Osbaldiston@mymail.eku.edu

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Does Child Abuse positively correlate with Borderline Personality Disorder?

Abuse of any kind is a horrible event. Individuals are left with physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. Abuse during childhood can be detrimental to a person's psychological adjustment during adolescence and adulthood. We sought out to answer the research question, "Does child abuse positively correlate with borderline personality disorder?" We analyzed 12 studies that compared different types of child abuse and the effects it has on borderline personality disorder (BPD). For these 12 studies the average effect size was (r=.22). Emotional abuse had the highest correlation (r=.26) and then sexual abuse with (r=.22). The moderator variables did not have significant results. The average effect size is a moderate size, and it does not show that there is an important correlation between child abuse and BPD.