Accession Number : ADA276067


Title :   Determining History of Victimization and Potential for Abusive Behavior in U.S. Navy Recruits


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Merrill, Lex L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a276067.pdf


Report Date : 20 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : The purpose of this project was to review the literature, consult with experts, and evaluate the instruments related to the assessment of exposure to child abuse, spouse abuse, and sexual/physical aggression to provide a scientific basis for a study to survey Navy recruits for their history of and potential for abusive behaviors. The major objective was to determine whether psychometrically valid instruments are available that would provide data to aid in the creation of abuse prevention and treatment programs. Two aims of this project were to compile a referenced listing of factors that have been found to be associated with abusive behavior and to ascertain the reliability, validity, and appropriateness for use of relevant instruments. Child abuse, Spouse abuse, Sexual aggression, Sexual abuse.


Descriptors :   *ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY , NAVY , RELIABILITY , SURVEYS , HISTORY , BEHAVIOR , PREVENTION , RECRUITS


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE