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NCJ Number: 236015 Find in a Library
Title: Early Marriage, Rape, Child Prostitution, and Related Factors Determining the Psychosocial Effects Severity of Child Sexual Abuse in Ethiopia
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:20  Issue:3  Dated:May - June 2011  Pages:305-321
Author(s): Yemataw Wondie; Workie Zemene; Konrad Reschke; Harry Schroder
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 17
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study identified factors that determine the psychosocial effects severity of child sexual abuse.
Abstract: Data were collected from 318 female children in Ethiopia using the Children's Impact of Traumatic Events Scale–Revised and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. The results revealed that respondents who survived rape and child prostitution were more symptomatic than those who were married early. Respondents for whom less time had elapsed since their first experience of abuse demonstrated a significantly higher level of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, negative reactions by others, self-blame, and guilt than those for whom more time had elapsed since such an experience. The respondents in an intact marital relationship were found to be less symptomatic than their never married and divorced counterparts. Implications for intervention and further investigations are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Ethiopia; Female victims; Juvenile prostitution; Marital problems; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Psychological victimization effects; Social psychology
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