Title

Campus Sexual Violence: The Impact of Disclosure on Mental Health

Publication Date

5-2017

Abstract

A mixed methodological approach was used to examine the impact of disclosure characteristics on mental health among individuals who have experienced campus sexual violence occurring at Christian and non-religiously affiliated universities. After completing an online survey, a sample of 97 participants qualified for the study. No disclosure and disclosure to both formal and informal sources were related to more symptomatic distress when compared with informal disclosure only. High positive informal reactions were also associated with more symptomatic distress among survivors disclosing to both formal and informal sources. Additionally, initial disclosure latency was negatively correlated with symptomatic distress. Implications of these results and directions for future research are discussed.

Degree Name

PSYD in Clinical Psychology

First Advisor

Pak, Jenny H.

Date Uploaded

11-19-2018

Collection Number

Psych0371E

Document Type

Dissertation

File Name

Double_fuller.psych_0371E_10186

Language

English

Keywords

Rape in universities and colleges, Disclosure of information, Self-disclosure, Rape victims, Campus violence

Disciplines

Psychology

Rights

Material hosted by ProQuest subject to copyright

Comments

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ProQuest URL

https://search.proquest.com/docview/1965534323/F94FB707ADC84948PQ/1?accountid=11008

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Embargo Period

11-19-2018

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