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Sexual victimization in young, pregnant and parenting, African-American women: psychological and social outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8193056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of sexual victimization on the psychological and social adjustment of 177 pregnant and parenting African Americans was examined. Compared with those who had not been victimized, young women with a history of sexual victimization were more symptomatic, had lower self esteem, and had a more external locus of control than the non-victimized women. In addition, women who were sexually victimized at some time in their lives reported higher levels of economic strain. Victimized young women were less satisfied with their social support than their non-victimized peers. Taken together, these findings suggest that the link between sexual victimization and psychological distress in pregnant and parenting adolescents may be mediated through young women's interpersonal resources.
J E Rhodes; L Ebert; A B Meyers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence and victims     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0886-6708     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Vict     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-27     Completed Date:  1994-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916436     Medline TA:  Violence Vict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign 61820.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Infant, Newborn
Internal-External Control
Parenting / psychology*
Personality Inventory
Pregnancy in Adolescence / psychology*
Rape / psychology*
Risk Factors
Self Concept
Social Adjustment*
Social Support
Socioeconomic Factors
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  psychology

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