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.

Publication Title

Violence Against Women

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

505

Last Page

530

DOI

10.1177/1077801204274339

Version

pre-print, post-print

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