Sexual Assault: Prevalence, Health Effects and Coping Strategies


Sheila Miller (Editor)

Series: Bullying and Victimization
BISAC: SOC060000

Sexual victimization is highly prevalent in the United States, with 63% of women and 24% of men reporting experiences of sexual victimization in their lifetime. Given the wide range of deleterious outcomes associated with sexual victimization investigations focused on identifying factors associated with negative health outcomes stemming from sexual victimization have great clinical and public health significance. This book provides new research on the prevalence, health effects and coping strategies of sexual assault. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Mindfulness and Sexual Victimization: Theoretical Underpinnings, Empirical Links, and Treatment Implications
Jennifer N. Schackner, Nicole H. Weiss and Tami P. Sullivan (School of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. The Relationship between Self-Blame and Coping Following Sexual Assault
Diana A. Robinson and Christina M. Hassija (California State University, San Bernardino, USA)

Chapter 3. The Importance of a Victim’s Age-Inappropriate Behaviour on Public Perceptions of Adolescent Sexual Assault: Further Investigation of the Victim Pseudomaturity Effect
Paul Rogers, Louise McCarrick and Michelle Lowe (Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College University of London, London, UK, and others)

Chapter 4. In their Own Words: A Qualitative Study of Undergraduates’ Responses to Risk for Incapacitated Rape Involving a Stranger
Jennifer Katz and Rachel Olin (SUNY Geneseo, NY, USA)


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