The prevalence of child sexual abuse: integrative review adjustment for potential response and measurement biases.

@article{Gorey1997ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of child sexual abuse: integrative review adjustment for potential response and measurement biases.},
  author={Kevin M. Gorey and D. R. G. Leslie},
  journal={Child abuse \& neglect},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          391-8
        }
}
This integrative review synthesizes the finding of 16 cross-sectional surveys (25 hypotheses) on the prevalence of child abuse among nonclinical, North American samples. It is essentially a research literature on sexual abuse; only one of the studies assessed physical abuse, and there has not yet been a single study of prevalent child emotional abuse nor neglect. The following summative inferences were made: (1) response rates diminished significantly over time, M = 68% prior to 1985 and M = 49… Expand
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