The Development Of The Secondary Trauma In Student Affairs Professionals Scale (STSAP)

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Jason Lynch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Higher Education (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: College student affairs professionals increasingly act as first responders to student crises. This article describes the development and validation of an instrument designed to measure symptoms of secondary trauma within a sample of student affairs professionals (n = 617). Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the instrument and its subscales were found to demonstrate evidence of validity and reliability. Authors discuss implications for research and practice regarding secondary trauma in student affairs.

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R. Jason Lynch & Chris R. Glass (2019). The Development of the Secondary Trauma in Student Affairs Professionals Scale (STSAP), Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 56:1, 1-18. DOI:10.1080/19496591.2018.1474757. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2018
trauma, secondary trauma, mental health, college, Student Affairs Professionals, campus violence, suicide, college students, education, higher education

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