From Childhood Sexual Abuse to Adult Risky Sexual Behavior

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Lawrence McDonald Rollman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jacquelyn W. White

Abstract: This study attempted to establish that the depressive effect of childhood sexual abuse on self-esteem mediates the established relationship between childhood sexual abuse and adult abuse victims' engagement in risky sexual behavior. Overall self-esteem did not significantly mediate this relationship. However, one factor of self-esteem, interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, significantly mediated the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and one factor of risky sexual behavior, engaging in sex acts with unknown partners.

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Language: English
Date: 2008
Sexual Abuse, Risky Sexual Behavior, Self-Esteem
Adult child sexual abuse victims $x Sexual behavior.
Risk-taking (Psychology).
Unsafe sex.

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