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Sexual Victimization, Negative Cognitions, and Adjustment in College Women

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Objectives: To determine if negative cognitions accounted for the associations of sexual victimization with depression and alcohol-related problems among first-year college women.

Methods: Data were collected from 719 first-year college females. Structural equation modeling was used to test if negative cognitive schemas mediated the links between sexual victimization and 2 outcomes.

Results: Sexual victimization was related to higher levels of depression and alcohol-related problems, and negative cognitions partially accounted for these associations. Whether or not the incident happened in a dating context did not impact on cognitions.

Conclusions: Findings suggest that preventing negative cognitions might help offset adverse consequences associated with sexual victimization.
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Keywords: cognitions; college females; coping; sexual victimization

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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