College students experienced trauma symptoms after Trump's election, study says

President Trump's election caused some college students stress, a new study finds.

Story highlights

  • Researchers surveyed a diverse group of nearly 800 Arizona college students after the 2016 election
  • An earlier study found that teachers saw high levels of stress among their younger students after the election

(CNN)The 2016 election was psychologically traumatic for some, according to a new study published in the Journal of American College Health. It found that 1 out of 4 students surveyed experienced clinically significant event-related distress short term.

Researchers from San Francisco State University, University of California, San Francisco and Arizona State University assessed a diverse group of nearly 800 undergraduates at Arizona State two to three months after the election.
A key battleground, Arizona got a lot of political attention. Ultimately, Trump won Arizona by a narrow margin, earning 48.7% of the vote.