Child Abuse Witness Status, Gender, Adult Victimization Risk and Adult Victimization Acknowledgement

Witnessing abuse as a child and adult IPV or rape victimization acknowledgement were assessed. Male witnesses reported higher victimization than non-witnesses. Male and female witnesses were more likely than non-witnesses to acknowledge physical victimization. Male witnesses were less likely to acknowledge sexual victimization. Implications for child abuse witnesses were discussed.

Kirsten D. Leaberry, Emily A. Boren, Eva C. Jorgensen-Graham, James J. Rossi, Caroline M. Clements, Devin R. Barlaan, and Justin P. Parke
University of North Carolina Wilmington

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