Impact of sexual abuse on children: a review and synthesis of recent empirical studies.

@article{KendallTackett1993ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of sexual abuse on children: a review and synthesis of recent empirical studies.},
  author={K. Kendall-Tackett and L. M. Williams and D. Finkelhor},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1993},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={
          164-80
        }
}
  • K. Kendall-Tackett, L. M. Williams, D. Finkelhor
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • A review of 45 studies clearly demonstrated that sexually abused children had more symptoms than nonabused children, with abuse accounting for 15-45% of the variance. Fears, posttraumatic stress disorder, behavior problems, sexualized behaviors, and poor self-esteem occurred most frequently among a long list of symptoms noted, but no one symptom characterized a majority of sexually abused children. Some symptoms were specific to certain ages, and approximately one third of victims had no… CONTINUE READING
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