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ERIC Number: EJ826311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Childhood Sexual Abuse, Culture, and Coping: A Qualitative Study of Latinas
Ligiero, Daniela P.; Fassinger, Ruth; McCauley, Moira; Moore, Jessica; Lyytinen, Nina
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v33 n1 p67-80 Mar 2009
The purpose of this study was to articulate a model of how Latinas cope with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the ways in which personal and cultural variables influence their coping strategies. Nine women who identified as Latina and as survivors of CSA participated in an in-depth interview. The data were analyzed using a grounded theory methodology. Results suggested that participants' coping efforts were influenced by a variety of cultural factors and that they engaged in a wide range of coping behaviors, all of which served two main functions: (1) seeking relief from negative emotions and (2) protecting one's self from further abuse.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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