An Ecological Model of the Impact of Sexual Assault On Women's Mental Health

  title={An Ecological Model of the Impact of Sexual Assault On Women's Mental Health},
  author={Rebecca Campbell and Emily R. Dworkin and Giannina Cabral},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  pages={225 - 246}
This review examines the psychological impact of adult sexual assault through an ecological theoretical perspective to understand how factors at multiple levels of the social ecology contribute to post-assault sequelae. Using Bronfenbrenner's (1979, 1986, 1995) ecological theory of human development, we examine how individual-level factors (e.g., sociodemographics, biological/genetic factors), assault characteristics (e.g., victim-offender relationship, injury, alcohol use), microsystem factors… 

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