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ERIC Number: EJ841123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Emotional Closeness with Perpetrators and Amnesia for Child Sexual Abuse
Schultz, Tammy; Passmore, J. Lawrence; Yoder, C. Y.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v12 n1 p67-88 2003
Over the past decade, a contentious debate regarding delayed memories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has existed. In order to address this debate, 240 female participants completed questions about CSA, the Dissociative Experience Scale (Bernstein & Putnam, 1986), Perceived Emotional Closeness with Perpetrator Scale (Schultz, Passmore, & Yoder, 2000), and the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale 2 (GSS 2) (Gudjonsson, 1987). Eighty-two (36%) reported CSA and 37% of these indicated memory disturbances for the CSA. Participants reporting memory disturbances also reported significantly higher numbers of perpetrators, chemical abuse in their families, and closer relationships with the perpetrator(s) than participants reporting no memory disturbances. Implications for clinicians working with clients reporting CSA are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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