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Article: Association between childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual victimization in a representative sample in Hong Kong Chinese

TitleAssociation between childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual victimization in a representative sample in Hong Kong Chinese
Authors
KeywordsAdult sexual victimization
Child sexual abuse
Partner violence
Suicidal ideation
Issue Date2011
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/chiabuneg
Citation
Child Abuse And Neglect, 2011, v. 35 n. 3, p. 220-229 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The current study investigated the prevalence and impact of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) on adult sexual victimization (ASV) in Hong Kong, China. This study also examines correlates of demographic characteristics, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-esteem with ASV. Methods: A total of 5,049 Chinese adult respondents were interviewed face-to-face about their experiences of CSA, childhood witness of parental violence, ASV (by non-partner), and intimate partner violence (IPV). Self-reports also measured depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, and demographic details. Results: Of all respondents, 0.9% reported some form of CSA, with a higher percentage being women. CSA was found to pose a significant risk for preceding year IPV (sexual) after controlling for demographic factors. Gender, age, indebtedness, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, and low self-esteem significantly increased the odds of IPV (sexual), whereas suicidal ideation and being newly arrived from China increased the risk of ASV (by non-partner). Childhood witness of parental psychological aggression and physical violence were also associated with a higher risk of IPV (sexual). Conclusions: Childhood sexual abuse may have an independent association with future sexual victimization in adulthood, but many covariates can also affect the impact of CSA and increase the risk of revictimization. Practical implications: Intervention with ASV should include an assessment of CSA history and thus a screening for multiple victimization from IPV among victims. Prevention of revictimization for IPV victims with CSA histories may focus on making social and individual changes. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134466
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.397
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.343
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dc.contributor.authorChan, KLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T09:21:19Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-17T09:21:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationChild Abuse And Neglect, 2011, v. 35 n. 3, p. 220-229en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0145-2134en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134466-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The current study investigated the prevalence and impact of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) on adult sexual victimization (ASV) in Hong Kong, China. This study also examines correlates of demographic characteristics, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-esteem with ASV. Methods: A total of 5,049 Chinese adult respondents were interviewed face-to-face about their experiences of CSA, childhood witness of parental violence, ASV (by non-partner), and intimate partner violence (IPV). Self-reports also measured depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, and demographic details. Results: Of all respondents, 0.9% reported some form of CSA, with a higher percentage being women. CSA was found to pose a significant risk for preceding year IPV (sexual) after controlling for demographic factors. Gender, age, indebtedness, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, and low self-esteem significantly increased the odds of IPV (sexual), whereas suicidal ideation and being newly arrived from China increased the risk of ASV (by non-partner). Childhood witness of parental psychological aggression and physical violence were also associated with a higher risk of IPV (sexual). Conclusions: Childhood sexual abuse may have an independent association with future sexual victimization in adulthood, but many covariates can also affect the impact of CSA and increase the risk of revictimization. Practical implications: Intervention with ASV should include an assessment of CSA history and thus a screening for multiple victimization from IPV among victims. Prevention of revictimization for IPV victims with CSA histories may focus on making social and individual changes. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/chiabunegen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofChild Abuse and Neglecten_HK
dc.subjectAdult sexual victimizationen_HK
dc.subjectChild sexual abuseen_HK
dc.subjectPartner violenceen_HK
dc.subjectSuicidal ideationen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdult Survivors of Child Abuse - psychology - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshSex Offenses - psychology - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshSexual Partners - psychology-
dc.subject.meshSpouse Abuse - psychology - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshSuicidal Ideation-
dc.titleAssociation between childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual victimization in a representative sample in Hong Kong Chineseen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0145-2134&volume=35&issue=3&spage=220&epage=229&date=2011&atitle=Association+between+childhood+sexual+abuse+and+adult+sexual+victimization+in+a+representative+sample+in+Hong+Kong+Chinese-
dc.identifier.emailChan, KL: eklchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.chiabu.2010.11.005en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-79955021786&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume35en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage220en_HK
dc.identifier.epage229en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1873-7757-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChan, KL=8504873300en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike9189640-

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