Faculty Articles

Title

Sexual Assault Among Women in College: Immediate and Long-Term Associations With Mental Health, Psychosocial Functioning, and Romantic Relationships.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-17-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

First Page

886260519870158

ISSN

1552-6518

Last Page

886260519870158

Abstract/Excerpt

The current study sought to examine immediate and long-term consequences of college sexual assault (C-SA) among women with no prior sexual assault history. While much is known regarding the short-term negative impact of C-SA, the current study examines whether C-SA is associated with immediate academic and psychosocial consequences as well as long-term poorer mental health (depression, posttraumatic stress [PTS], anxiety) and interpersonal functioning (relationship quality, sexual and emotional intimacy). In addition, the current study explores potential moderators of these associations, including race, the nature of the assault, resulting injury, relation to perpetrator, and whether the assault was reported. A stratified design was used comparing women who experienced C-SA (

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519870158

PubMed ID

31423886

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