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NCJ Number: 167710 Find in a Library
Title: Ethnic Differences in Circumstances of Abuse and Symptoms of Depression and Anger Among Sexually Abused Black and Latino Boys
Journal: Child Abuse & Neglect  Volume:21  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1997)  Pages:473-488
Author(s): P A Moisan; K Sanders-Phillips; P M Moisan
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 16
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports findings from a study that examined the extent to which ethnic differences in the circumstances of abuse would be related to psychological outcomes and whether the relationship of ethnicity to psychological outcomes would be independent of ethnic differences in the circumstances of abuse.
Abstract: Ethnic differences in the circumstances of the abuse, depression and anger, as measured by the Children's Depression Inventory and the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, were assessed in 60 Black and Latino sexually abused males aged 13 to 18 years. Factors related to levels of depression and anger in these two groups were also identified. Latino males were more likely to have been sexually abused by an extended family member, experienced more genital fondling, and were exposed to more sexually abusive behaviors. Blacks were more likely to be abused by an immediate family member. Black males had higher anger scores, but there were no ethnic differences in depression scores. Ethnic differences in the circumstances of abuse were related to psychological outcome and the relationship of ethnicity to anger scores was independent of ethnic differences in the circumstances of abuse. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Ethnomethodology; Juveniles; Male sexual abuse victims; Minorities; Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault victims; Sexually abused adolescents; Victim reactions to crime; Victim-offender relationships; Victimization
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