Sexual abuse and adolescent maladjustment: differences between male and female victims.

@article{Garnefski1998SexualAA,
  title={Sexual abuse and adolescent maladjustment: differences between male and female victims.},
  author={Nadia Garnefski and E. R. Arends},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={99-107}
}
In this study data from a large representative community sample of adolescents were analysed to investigate the relationship between a history of sexual abuse and adolescent functioning. Emotional problems, behavioural problems, suicidal thoughts and behaviour of boys and girls with a history of sexual abuse were compared to those in a matched control group of boys and girls without such a history. Both sexually abused boys and girls reported significantly more emotional problems, behavioural… CONTINUE READING

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