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Publications [#253614] of Susan Roth

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  1. Roth, S; Wayland, K; Woolsey, M (1990). Victimization history and victim-assailant relationship as factors in recovery from sexual assault. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 3(1), 169-180. [doi]
    (last updated on 2022/08/17)

    Abstract:
    The present study investigated the psychological aftermath of sexual assault in a probability sample of university women, with an emphasis on how various aspects of a victim's lifetime sexual assault history and their relationship with their assailant(s) mediate posttraumatic recovery. Victims were almost twice as likely as nonvictims to meet given criteria for a psychiatric case. Surprisingly, date rape victims were as distressed as victims of chronic childhood assault, possibly because of the ambiguous nature of the assault circumstance. Also, repeated victimization was related to denial, a symptom of posttraumatic stress. Denial was discussed in regard to the likelihood of its increasing the risk of revictimization. © 1990 Plenum Publishing Corporation.


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