Ethnic Differences in Symptom Presentation of Sexually Abused Girls

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Ethnic Differences in Symptom Presentation

of Sexually Abused Girls

Paul J. Clear John P. Vincent Gerald E. Harris

ABSTRACT. Although researchers have begun to examine the issue of ethnic and cultural factors in childhood sexual abuse (CSA), relatively little has been done to look at possible ethnic and cultural differences in psychological symptoms related to CSA. This study investigated the re lationship between ethnicity and symptom presentation among Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian sexually abused girls. The study exam ined the relationship between ethnicity and depression, ethnicity and post-trauma intrusive symptoms, and ethnicity and post-trauma avoidance symptoms. Results indicated that African American girls had significantly

Paul J. Clear, MA, is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Houston. John P. Vincent, PhD, is Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Victims' Resource Institute at the University of Houston, TX. Gerald E. Harris, PhD, is Director of Training at the Victims' Resource Institute at the Uni versity of Houston, TX.

Address correspondence to: John P. Vincent, PhD, 126 Heyne Boulevard, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 (E-mail:

This research was supported, in part, by a grant from the Ima Hogg Endowment of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. The authors gratefully acknowledge the Hogg Foundation for their continued support of our research on mental health treatment for child victims of sexual abuse.

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