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Psychosocial sequelae of violent victimization in a national youth sample

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dc.creator Boney-McCoy, S. & Finkelhor, D. 2013-09-19T16:25:58Z 2013-09-19T16:25:58Z 1995
dc.description In a national telephone sample of youths aged 10-16 years, over one third reported having been the victims of an assault. Victimized respondents displayed significantly more psychological and behavioral symptomatology than did non victimized respondents (more symptomatology related to post traumatic stress disorder, more sadness, and more school difficulties), even after controlling for some other possible sources of distress. Sexual assault was associated with particularly high levels of symptomatology. However, victims of other forms of assault--nonfamily assaults involving weapons or physical injury (aggravated assaults), assaults by parents, violence to genitals, and attempted kidnappings--also evidenced levels of distress that were not statistically lower than those suffered by victims of sexual assault. The findings suggest that substantial mental health morbidity in the general child and adolescent population is associated with victimization.
dc.publisher Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology
dc.subject Abuse-sexual -- emotional
dc.subject Adverse childhood experience
dc.subject Best Practices-Research
dc.subject Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
dc.title Psychosocial sequelae of violent victimization in a national youth sample
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