ERIC Number: EJ826316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
Psychological Outcomes among Lesbian Sexual Assault Survivors: An Examination of the Roles of Internalized Homophobia and Experiential Avoidance
Gold, Sari D.; Dickstein, Benjamin D.; Marx, Brian P.; Lexington, Jennifer M.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v33 n1 p54-66 Mar 2009
This study explored the relations among internalized homophobia (IH), experiential avoidance, and psychological symptom severity in a community sample of 72 lesbian sexual assault survivors. Results indicated that IH is associated with both experiential avoidance and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. In addition, experiential avoidance is related to both PTSD and depression symptom severity. Finally, experiential avoidance completely mediated the relation between IH and PTSD symptom severity. The implications of these findings are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Homosexuality, Psychological Patterns, Severity (of Disability), Depression (Psychology), Rape, Coping, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Females
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