148 страниц. 2013 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The focus of this work was to examine ethnic identity and coping style as potential factors in the development of Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms. This year-long research program obtained information from 381 undergraduate students at various universities across the United States and examined these variables using three instruments: the Brief COPE (Carver, 1997), the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (Weathers, Litz, Herman, Huska, & Keane, 1993), and the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (Phinney, 1992). Correlation and multiple regression analyses were used to examine the relationships among these variables. Multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA) were used to examine differences in ethnic identity, coping style, and Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms between and among the racial groups of the sample. The relevant peer-reviewed literature as well as limitations to this study, future directions for research, and implications for the mental health professions were discussed.