Prevalence of sexual abuse and psychopathology in imprisoned women (1988)
AuthorsScandrett, Jillianshow all
The present study aimed to describe the prevalence of sexual abuse and psychopathology in a group of imprisoned women. Subjects (N-6) were assessed on the Diagnostic Interview Schedule and interview schedules designed to elicit details concerning prior episodes of sexual abuse. Seventy-three percent of the women had experienced at least one instance of intrafamilial/extrafamilial sexual abuse or both. Only one measure obtained a significant result and that was for high self-esteem in victims of intrafamilial sexual abuse, a finding contrary to that reported in the literature.