Publication Date

2000

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Rape--Psychological aspects||Rape victims--Psychology||Assault and battery--Psychological aspects||Women--Crimes against--Psychological aspects||Abused women--Psychology

Abstract

The present study has examined some of the outcomes of sexual assault. A cross-sectional approach was used to examine the relationships between sexual trauma, PTSD, interpersonal functioning and assumptive worlds. Female undergraduates (n = 361) served as participants in the present study. Comparisons of the three assault groups (i.e., Neither, Attempted, and Completed) revealed significant differences on assault characteristics, PTSD Symptomology, interpersonal functioning and Assumptive World variables. In addition, the mediational role of Assumptive Worlds in the relationships between the characteristics of traumatic events and interpersonal functioning was examined. Assumptive Worlds variables accounted for a unique portion of the variance on several indices of interpersonal functioning, even when the role of depression was accounted for.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [55]-58)

Extent

83 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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