Accession Number:

ADA345471

Title:

Sexual Victimization and the Military Environment: Contributing Factors, Vocational, Psychological, and Medical Sequelae

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 95-14 Sep 97

Corporate Author:

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER IOWA CITY IA

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

355.0

Abstract:

The goal of this study was to determine military environmental factors associated with violence towards service women. A national sample of 558 women veterans completed a computer-assisted telephone interview assessing their experiences with in-military sexual harassment, unwanted sexual touching, physical assault and rape. Pre-military physical and sexual victimization events and demographic factors were additionally considered as risk factors for in-military violence. Vocational, health status, and psychological differences including findings of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, alcohol dependence, and panic disorder between victimized and non- victimized women were also described.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE