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NCJ Number: 230259 Find in a Library
Title: Childhood Emotional Abuse Predicts Late Adolescent Sexual Aggression Perpetration and Victimization
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:204-223
Author(s): Eileen L. Zurbriggen; Robyn L. Gobin; Jennifer J. Freyd
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: MH071334
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined childhood emotional abuse.
Abstract: Childhood physical and sexual abuse are known risk factors for adult sexual aggression perpetration and victimization, but less is known about the role played by childhood emotional abuse. College sophomores were surveyed regarding their childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse victimization and their late-adolescent experiences of sexual aggression victimization and perpetration. Controlling for social desirability and childhood physical and sexual abuse, childhood emotional abuse was the strongest predictor of adolescent sexual perpetration for women and the strongest predictor of adolescent sexual victimization for men. Emotional abuse was a marginally reliable predictor of adolescent sexual victimization in women. These results show the importance of childhood emotional abuse victimization as a risk factor for sexual victimization and perpetration in adolescent intimate relationships. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child emotional abuse and neglect; Dating Violence; Emotional Abuse/Harm; Gender issues; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Long term health effects of child abuse; Psychosexual behavior; Sexual behavior; Social psychology; Socialization; Socially challenged; Youth development
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