Risk Factors for Violent Victimization of Women in a Major Northeastern City, 1990-1991 and 1996-1997 [electronic resource] Jane A. Siegel, Linda M. Williams

ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2000.
ICPSR (Series) 3052.
ICPSR 3052
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This study addressed the question of whether women who were sexually abused as children were at increased risk of either sexual abuse or domestic violence victimization later in life. It also investigated the role of other potential risk factors, including family background, sexual behavior, alcohol problems, and a woman's own aggressive behavior. The investigators sought to answer the following questions: (1) Are victims of child sexual abuse at increased risk of adolescent or adult sexual victimization as compared to nonvictims? (2) Are victims of child sexual abuse at increased risk of physically violent nonsexual victimization as compared to nonvictims? (3) How is the risk of sexual revictimization and physical victimization among abuse survivors affected by their engaging in violent behavior, such as physical fighting, engaging in heavy drinking, and practicing risky sexual behavior, such as having multiple sexual partners? (4) Were women who reported drinking problems and physical fighting in Wave 2 at increased risk of domestic violence victimization at Wave 3, compared to the other child abuse victims in the study? This study consisted of a secondary analysis of selected variables collected during two waves of a three-wave prospective study of the consequences of child abuse and sexual assault for adult, adolescent, and child victims (McCahill, Meyer, and Fischman, 1979). During the first wave of the study, data were gathered on 206 girls ranging in age from 10 months to 12 years who were victims of reported cases of sexual abuse and who were examined at a municipal hospital in 1973-1975. In 1990 and 1991, follow-up interviews (Wave 2) were conducted with 136 of the original 206 girls, then aged 18 to 31. During this wave, a comparison group of girls treated at a hospital for reasons other than child sexual abuse was matched to the 206 victims on the basis of... Cf.:
Part 1: All Wave 3 Interviews; Part 2: Wave 3 Women Also Interviewed at Wave 2
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15.
Start: 1990; and end: 1991.
Siegel, Jane A.
Williams, Linda M.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
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