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Dysfunctional cognitions and adult psychological functioning in child sexual abuse survivors.

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Two studies explored the relationship between cognitions and long-term symptoms in adult child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors. In Study 1, an American sample of 43 survivors completed questionnaires assessing attributional style and dysfunctional beliefs in cognitive themes affected by victimization, as well as measures of posttraumatic symptoms. Survivors' attributions of negative events were more internal, stable, and global than those of 29 comparison subjects without a history of CSA. Howev...

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10.1023/a:1024451103931

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of traumatic stress
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Pages:
281-300
Publication date:
1998-04-05
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EISSN:
1573-6598
ISSN:
0894-9867
URN:
uuid:c61ae8ed-40a6-45e4-8839-b03995f048c2
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311237
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pubs:311237

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