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

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

First Advisor

Pak, Jenny H.

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Psychology

Comments

Public Access: If you attend a college or university, you may be granted access for free through your school library subscription to ProQuest Theses & Dissertations. Copies may be available for purchase via ProQuest Dissertations Publishing https://dissexpress.proquest.com/search.html

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Embargo Period

11-19-2018

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