Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2012 Apr;200(4):329-35. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31824cc078.

The interactive effect of blame attribution with characteristics of child sexual abuse on posttraumatic stress disorder.

Author information

  • 1Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain. davidc@ugr.es

Abstract

The present study examined the role of attributions of blame for child sexual abuse (CSA) in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The interactive effects of attribution of blame with characteristics of abuse on PTSD were studied. A sample of 151 female victims of CSA participated in the study. Self-blame and family blame were related to higher PTSD scores, whereas perpetrator blame was not related to PTSD. The strength of the relationship between blame and PTSD score was higher in cases of more severe, isolated, and extrafamilial abuse. The findings suggest that diminishing self-blame attributions may be particularly advantageous in cases of isolated and extrafamilial CSA, whereas diminishing family blame would be more advantageous in cases of severe abuse.

PMID:
22456587
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk