State vs. trait anxiety in sexually abused women: An exploratory study

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Title:
State vs. trait anxiety in sexually abused women: An exploratory study
Author:
Hilgeford, Rachel Anne, 1962-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Childhood sexual abuse in adult women has many adulthood clinical manifestations, with one of them being anxiety. Adult women with histories of sexual abuse (n = 18) were compared to adult women without histories of sexual abuse (n = 19). The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Anxious Self-Statements Questionnaire, and a sexual abuse questionnaire were used to obtain information about the past abuse and present anxious symptomology. Women with histories of sexual abuse had higher levels of state and trait anxiety, and had a higher incidence of anxious thoughts. Most women found the sexual abuse to be "very traumatic" at the time it was happening, and for some, the traumatic impact of the abuse had decreased over time. There did appear to be a relationship between the perpetrator, length of abuse, and severity of the abuse, although there were not enough women to calculate these differences.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Guidance and Counseling.; Psychology, Clinical.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Newlon, Betty J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleState vs. trait anxiety in sexually abused women: An exploratory studyen_US
dc.creatorHilgeford, Rachel Anne, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHilgeford, Rachel Anne, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractChildhood sexual abuse in adult women has many adulthood clinical manifestations, with one of them being anxiety. Adult women with histories of sexual abuse (n = 18) were compared to adult women without histories of sexual abuse (n = 19). The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Anxious Self-Statements Questionnaire, and a sexual abuse questionnaire were used to obtain information about the past abuse and present anxious symptomology. Women with histories of sexual abuse had higher levels of state and trait anxiety, and had a higher incidence of anxious thoughts. Most women found the sexual abuse to be "very traumatic" at the time it was happening, and for some, the traumatic impact of the abuse had decreased over time. There did appear to be a relationship between the perpetrator, length of abuse, and severity of the abuse, although there were not enough women to calculate these differences.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Guidance and Counseling.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNewlon, Betty J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1347790en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27530711en_US
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