The relationships among self-blame, psychological distress, and sexual victimization.

@article{Breitenbecher2006TheRA,
  title={The relationships among self-blame, psychological distress, and sexual victimization.},
  author={Kimberly Hanson Breitenbecher},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={597-611}
}
The primary purpose of this investigation is to assess the factor structure of survivors' attributions for previously experienced sexual assaults. Two hundred twenty-four female survivors of sexual assault responded to measures assessing attributions for past assaults, perceived avoidability of future assaults, frequency of past victimizations, and psychological distress. Factor analysis of the attributions measure suggested five underlying factors: perpetrator blame, characterological self… CONTINUE READING

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