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Trauma Exposure And Sexual Revictimization Risk: Comparisons Across Single, Multiple Incident, And Multiple Perpetrator Victimizations
Violence Against Women
  • Erin A. Casey, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Paula S. Nurius
Publication Date
4-1-2005
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Although research demonstrates a link between child sexual abuse and sexual revictimization in adolescence or adulthood, less is known about specific mechanisms that increase women's vulnerability to reassault. This study examined experiential and outcome differences between survivors of a single assault, survivors of ongoing abuse by a single perpetrator, and survivors of multiple assaults by different offenders. Multiply victimized women differed from survivors of a single assault or of ongoing abuse on psychological distress, health, and nonsexual trauma variables. Revictimization by new perpetrators was predicted by an earlier age during a first sexual assault and by nonsexual trauma in childhood.

DOI
10.1177/1077801204274339
Version
pre-print, post-print
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Citation Information
Erin A. Casey and Paula S. Nurius. "Trauma Exposure And Sexual Revictimization Risk: Comparisons Across Single, Multiple Incident, And Multiple Perpetrator Victimizations" Violence Against Women Vol. 11 Iss. 4 (2005) p. 505 - 530
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin-casey/28/