skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 230103 Find in a Library
Title: Fear as a Mediator for the Relationship Between Child Sexual Abuse and Victimization of Relationship Violence
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:8  Dated:December 2009  Pages:872-885
Author(s): Emilio C. Ulloa; Kimberly Baerresen; Audrey Hokoda
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 14
Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored whether fear may help explain the relationship between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and dating violence victimization.
Abstract: Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been identified as a predictor for dating violence victimization; however, the mechanism for this relationship is unexplored. The current study examined whether fearful dating experiences may help explain the relationship between CSA and dating violence victimization. Participants (N = 327 college women) completed self-report measures of CSA, fearful dating experiences, and dating violence. In a mediational model test, CSA was found to be positively associated with fear in dating relationships and with dating violence victimization, fear was associated with dating violence victimization, and the effect of CSA on dating violence victimization scores was reduced after controlling for fear. A Sobel's test showed that fear partially mediated the relationship between CSA and current dating violence victimization. Figure and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Dating Violence; Mediation; Sexual assault; Victimization; Victimization risk
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=252135

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.