TITLE

PSYCHOSOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL MEASURES AMONG FEMALE ADOLESCENT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE: DIFFERENCES BASED ON PERPETRATOR IDENTITY

AUTHOR(S)
Nagy, Stephen
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2000, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: Adolescent females in a rural southern state who were sexually active were compared with adolescent females who met inclusion criteria for sexual abuse on seven behavioral measures. Victimization comparisons utilized the classification categories based upon the identity of the perpetrator; immediate family member (N=316), boyfriend (N=237), external family member (N=60), and other or stranger (N=143). Risky profiles utilizing odds ratios showed that the victimized group where perpetrators were immediate family members only differed from the sexually active group on risk for pregnancy. The other perpetrator groups showed increased risk for most of the seven measures. Implications for developing intake criteria to review for sexual abuse history using the presence of risk factors is discussed.
ACCESSION #
3308409

 

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