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dc.contributor.authorFergusson, David M
dc.contributor.authorHorwood, L John
dc.contributor.authorLynskey, Michael T
dc.date.available2020-09-11T00:33:18Z
dc.date.copyright1996
dc.identifier0890-8567
dc.identifier.citationFergusson, D. M., Lynskey, M. T., & Horwood, L. J. (1996). Childhood sexual abuse and psychiatric disorder in young adulthood: I: The prevalence of sexual abuse and factors associated with sexual abuse. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 35(10), 1355-1364. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199610000-00023
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/10282
dc.description.abstractObjective: To present accounts of the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and social, family, and related factors that are associated with increased risk of CSA, using data gathered during an 18-year longitudinal study of a New Zealand birth cohort. Method: A birth cohort of more than 1,000 children bern in Christchurch (New Zealand) was studied prospectively to the age of 16 years. At age 18, retrospective reports of CSA were obtained. Results: Of the cohort, 10.4% (17.3% of females and 3.4% of males) reported having experienced CSA before the age of 16 years. Rates of severe abusive experiences involving intercourse were lower: 5.6% of females and 1.4% of males reported abuse involving attempted or completed intercourse. Multivariate analyses suggested that the risk of CSA was elevated among females (p < .0001), those exposed to high levels of marital conflict (p < .005), those reporting low parental attachment (p < .001), those reporting high levels of paternal overprotection (p < .005), and those with parents who reported alcoholism/alcohol problems (p < .05). The level of prediction of CSA from childhood and family factors was not sufficient to identify individuals at risk of CSA with any degree of accuracy. Conclusions: CSA was not an uncommon experience in this cohort. Those most likely to be exposed to CSA were girls reared in families characterized by high levels of marital conflict and impaired parenting and in families having parents with adjustment problems.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00004583-199610000-00023
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPediatrics
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.titleChildhood sexual abuse and psychiatric disorder in young adulthood: I. Prevalence of sexual abuse and factors associated with sexual abuse
dc.typeJournal Article
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
otago.relation.issue10
otago.relation.volume35
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/00004583-199610000-00023
otago.bitstream.endpage1364
otago.bitstream.startpage1355
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementThis version in OUR Archive is the author's manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review. The published version is: Fergusson, D. M., Lynskey, M. T., & Horwood, L. J. (1996). Childhood sexual abuse and psychiatric disorder in young adulthood: I: The prevalence of sexual abuse and factors associated with sexual abuse. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 35(10), 1355-1364. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199610000-00023 This OUR Archive version is licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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