This study explored the relationship between Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) and body image attitudes among adult women who experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). One-hundred and forty-five female participants answered self-report questionnaires. Results found that severity of CSA was not a sufficient covariate between the relationship of PTG and body image attitudes. Results also found a significantly and positively relationship between Spiritual Change and negative body image attitudes. Results suggest Spiritual Change after CSA event may contribute to negative body image. Finally, findings indicated that education level and Relating to Others, and PTG are significantly and positively related. Results suggest that higher education level and relating to others in a healthy way may contribute to positive body image. Future research and clinical implications are discussed.
|Advisor:||Barnes, Mark, Liang, Ya-Shu|
|School:||Alliant International University|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Body image, CSA, Childhood sexual abuse, Posttraumatic growth|
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