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Title: Social Support of Survivors of Rape: The Differences Between Rape Survivors and Survivors of Other Violent Crimes and Between Husbands, Boyfriends, and Women Friends (From Rape and Sexual Assault III, P 75-103, 1991, Wolbert Burgess, ed. -- See NCJ-134540)
Author(s): T Baker; L Skolnik; R Davis; E Brickman
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Garland Publishing, Inc.
New York, NY 10003-3304
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: R01Mh40352
Sale Source: Garland Publishing, Inc.
19 Union Square
West Floor 8
New York, NY 10003-3304
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines whether there are differences between the amount of support, both positive and negative, that the rape survivor receives from significant others compared with that received by survivors of other violent crimes; support, both positive and negative, is also examined for any distinctions between female friends, husbands, or boyfriends.
Abstract: Survivors were recruited through outreach to Victim Services Agency clients and through letters sent by the New York City Police Department to recent survivors, informing them of the project. Once a survivor had agreed to participate, she was asked to identify a significant other whom she could ask to participate. To test the study hypotheses, four 3-way analyses of variance were run for the positive and for the negative Crime Impact Social Support Inventory, which is a 42-item list of responses and behaviors that a significant other could display after a crime. No significant differences were found on the positive support measure between the rape survivors and the survivors of other violent crimes; however, the two groups were significantly different with regard to negative support. Rape survivors received considerably more negative support from their significant others than did nonrape survivors, particularly from boyfriends. 4 tables and 59 references
Main Term(s): Families of crime victims; Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Psychological victimization effects; Victim reactions to crime
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