The impact of social support and negative disclosure reactions on sexual assault victims: a cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation.

@article{Littleton2010TheIO,
  title={The impact of social support and negative disclosure reactions on sexual assault victims: a cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation.},
  author={Heather L. Littleton},
  journal={Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={210-27}
}
Social support is an important factor in posttrauma adjustment. However, little research has simultaneously evaluated helpful and harmful aspects of support on victims' post-assault adjustment, as well as the relationships among these variables over time. The current study evaluated perceived support and negative disclosure reactions as predictors of post-assault factors in a sample of 262 college rape victims. Of these women, 74 completed a 6-month follow-up. Analyses suggested that perceived… CONTINUE READING