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Predicting the Effects of Sexual Assault Research Participation: Reactions, Perceived Insight, and Help-Seeking

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dc.contributor.author Kirkner, Anne
dc.contributor.author Relyea, Mark
dc.contributor.author Ullman, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-01T20:31:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-01T20:31:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Kirkner, A., Relyea, M., & Ullman, S. E. (2019). Predicting the Effects of Sexual Assault Research Participation: Reactions, Perceived Insight, and Help-Seeking. Journal of interpersonal violence: 34(17), 3592–3613. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516670882 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5366097/pdf/nihms824765.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2032
dc.description.abstract This study examined effects of participating in survey research for women sexual assault survivors with other trauma histories to understand the role of study participation on reported insight and long-term help-seeking behaviors. A diverse sample of 1,863 women from a large Midwestern city participated in a three-year study on women’s experiences with sexual assault. Regression analyses were conducted to: a) examine predictors of immediate positive and negative reactions to survey participation, and b) assess the impact of the survey on reported insight and women’s long-term help-seeking behavior. Overall most women in the study had a higher positive than negative reaction to the survey (92%), with a significant proportion indicating they sought additional services as a result of participating (55%). Women with CSA, more emotion dysregulation, and more characterological self-blame had more negative reactions to the survey while those with more education and individual adaptive coping had more positive reactions. Women who said they gained insight from answering survey questions were most likely to seek additional help. This study extends the literature by examining cumulative trauma and post-assault symptoms in relation to the effects of survey participation. This is also the first study of women sexual assault survivors to find a relationship between gaining reported insight from research and subsequent help-seeking. Participating in sexual assault research may help survivors gain greater insight into their recovery, which can lead them to seek out more resources for their ongoing trauma-related problems. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Institutes of Health (NIH) en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Longitudinal Research en_US
dc.subject Research Ethics en_US
dc.subject Sensitive Research Methods en_US
dc.subject Trauma-informed en_US
dc.subject Reactions to Research Participation en_US
dc.subject Victim Voice en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject Help Seeking en_US
dc.subject Disclosure en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Emotional Distress en_US
dc.subject Victim Impact en_US
dc.title Predicting the Effects of Sexual Assault Research Participation: Reactions, Perceived Insight, and Help-Seeking en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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