The impact of perceived child physical and sexual abuse history on Native American women's psychological well-being and AIDS risk.

@article{Hobfoll2002TheIO,
  title={The impact of perceived child physical and sexual abuse history on Native American women's psychological well-being and AIDS risk.},
  author={Stevan E. Hobfoll and Anita Bansal and Rebecca Schurg and Sarah K. Young and Charles A Pierce and Ivonne Hobfoll and Robert Johnson},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={252-7}
}
The impact of perceived child abuse history on 160 adult, Native American women's emotional well-being (i.e., depressive mood and anger) and AIDS risk was examined. How sense of mastery and social support might lead to women's greater resiliency was also investigated. Child physical-emotional abuse was found to have greater impact on depressive mood and anger and AIDS risk than did child sexual abuse. This finding was independent of current stress in women's lives. Women who were physically… CONTINUE READING

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