Sexual Victimization and the Military Environment: Contributing Factors, Vocational, Psychological, and Medical Sequelae
Final rept. 15 Sep 95-14 Sep 97
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER IOWA CITY IA
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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.
- Stress Physiology