The following work done by the team at the Society for Energy & Emotions and Osat Knowledge Pvt Ltd was presented at the Annual International Conference on Harmony on Innovation at the DY Patil B-School, Pune.

The work supports the model highlighted below that we use in our daily work – about the role of childhood trauma on long-term behavioural issues, that was explicitly studied among the women.

International Conference Presentation-Exploring Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Women's Financial Well-Being

DPU Annual International Conference

Exploring Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Women’s Financial Well-Being

Author Details: *Ruhi Pabari1, Gunjan Y Trivedi2, Amit Trivedi3

1, 2 Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, Ahmedabad, 3Osat Knowledge Pvt Ltd, Mumbai. *[email protected], +91 9324584503

Abstract

Background: Financial Well-being is crucial for individuals and society. The adverse childhood experiences (ACEs or childhood trauma) have documented negative impacts on overall health. However, there is a gap in the literature about the effects of trauma on financial well-being. With the limited participation of women in the Indian Economy, the study explored the gap in the existing literature to understand the link between ACE and financial well-being among women.

Objective: To investigate the association between ACEs and financial well-being in women at a Wellness Centre in India.

Methods: Fifty-one adults completed online self-assessments of financial well-being and childhood trauma exposure. The two-sample t-test with unequal variances was conducted to compare the financial well-being of the two groups. The two groups refer to the Low trauma group and the High trauma group.

Results: The result confirms a statistically significant difference in financial well-being between the two groups, t (46) = 2.23, p = 0.03 (two-tailed).

Conclusion:

The study revealed a significant difference between the financial well-being of the two groups, suggesting that trauma during childhood negatively impacts women’s financial well-being. Future work should include a larger sample and a broader population to validate the findings.

Keywords:

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Childhood Trauma, Financial Well-being