Accession Number : ADA331433

Title :   Childhood Abuse and Sexual Revictimization in a Female Navy Recruit Sample.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun 96-Feb 97,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Merrill, L. L. ; Newerll, C. E. ; Gold, S. R. ; Milner, J. S.

PDF Url : ADA331433

Report Date : 02 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A sample of female Navy recruits were surveyed for preliminary histories of child abuse and adult rape. The results show that 55.4% of women who reported childhood sexual abuse reported subsequent rape, whereas 20.2% of the women who reported no childhood abuse reported rape. Women with a childhood history of sexual abuse were 4.70 times more likely to have been raped. The highest rape rates were reported by women with a combined childhood history of physical and sexual abuse. Ethnic differences in reports of childhood abuse and rates of revictimization were found. A regression analysis of the relative contributions of childhood sexual abuse, number of sex partners, and alcohol problems indicated childhood sexual abuse was the best predictor of adult rape.

Descriptors :   *FEMALES, RATIOS, HIGH RATE, PREDICTIONS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, ASSAULT, SAMPLING, ETHNIC GROUPS, RECRUITS, SEX, BLACK(COLOR), ALCOHOLS, SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE