Child Sexual Abuse and Revictimization in the Form of Adult Sexual Abuse, Adult Physical Abuse, and Adult Psychological Maltreatment

@article{MessmanMoore2000ChildSA,
  title={Child Sexual Abuse and Revictimization in the Form of Adult Sexual Abuse, Adult Physical Abuse, and Adult Psychological Maltreatment},
  author={Terri L. Messman-Moore and Patricia J. Long},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={489 - 502}
}
Research has suggested that child sexual abuse (CSA) may place a woman at greater risk for further abuse in adulthood, a phenomenon called revictimization. Revictimization may occur in the form of unwanted sexual contact, physical abuse, and psychological maltreatment. This study assessed CSA and adult sexual, physical, and psychological abuse with a sample of 633 college women. Survivors of CSA (CSAS) were more likely to report unwanted sexual intercourse by acquaintances due to force and were… 

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