Legacies of Abuse – “It’s More Complicated Than That”: A Qualitative Study of the Meaning and Impacts of Sexual Abuse in Childhood

September 16, 1998

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The primary objective of this study was to explore the ways in which the gender and age of victim and abuser affected the meanings and impacts of sexual abuse in childhood in a non-clinical sample of women and men. The study includes a review of the literature on the influence of the gender and age of both the victim and the abuser on the experience of sexual abuse in childhood; a secondary analysis of ESRC prevalence study data in order to highlight the differences with regard to age and gender and in-depth interviews with adults whose experiences differ in relation to gender and age.

See Project: A Qualitative Study of the Meaning and Impacts of Sexual Abuse in Childhood

Available from: The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit £6.50 plus £1.00 p&p