Perceptions of God by Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Volume
Volume 21
Issue
Fall 1993
Title
Perceptions of God by Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Abstract

While the sexual abuse of children and its possible sequelae are major societal issues, there has been a scarcity of data in the literature concerning the relationship between religion and incest. This exploratory study researched an aspect of that relationship: whether adult women survivors of childhood incest, perpetrated by a father-figure, have a more negative view of God, compared to adult women who were not sexually molested. The methodology used was a survey of incest survivors and matched comparison subjects. The results indicated that there was a significant difference between how the women survivors of father-figure incest and the non-abused women in the comparison group viewed God.

Authors
Dr. D. Kane, Dr. S. Cheston and Dr. J. Greer
Pages
228 - 237
Price
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