Childhood sexual abuse : an investigation of it's [sic] impact on children's coping, self-efficacy, emotion regulation and perceptions of self and others

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Lori Bast Thompson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Rabiner

Abstract: Sexually abused children frequently exhibit little or no psychiatric symptomatology when assessed during childhood, but it is important to examine what other consequences may result from the abuse, as sexual abuse is thought to be a major risk factor for a variety of adult mental health problems. It is possible that experiencing sexual abuse adversely effects important areas of children's functioning which contribute to the development of psychopathology later in life. The purpose of this study is to examine four areas of children's functioning, including coping, perceptions of helplessness, emotion regulation, and self-concept, in a group of twenty-two sexually abused, twenty-five psychiatric control, and twenty-seven normal control females between the ages of 6 and 12.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Child sexual abuse $x Psychological aspects
Social skills in children

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