Family environment in Hispanic college females with a history of childhood sexual abuse Article

cited authors

  • Kenny, MC; McEachern, AG

fiu authors


  • This study sought to examine the family environments of a sample of Hispanic women who reported childhood sexual abuse. Eighteen women, taken from a larger college sample, were individually interviewed and administered the Family Environment Scale (FES; Moos & Moos, 1994). Cultural values and the relationship of family characteristics to the individual's experience of sexual abuse were explored. The abused women obtained significantly higher scores on the Achievement-Orientation subscale of the FES than the normative group. Qualitative data revealed some patterns in these families regarding sexual discussions and poor conflict resolution skills. Implications for treatment of Hispanic victims are discussed. Copyright © by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • August 16, 2007

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  • 19

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  • 40


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