This study explores the impact of sexual assault, interpersonal trauma, and non-interpersonal trauma on depression and social support. Female adult, Seventh-day Adventists in the Biopsychosocial Religion and Health Study were surveyed and regressions controlling for age, difficulty meeting expenses, education, and race tested whether trauma types predicted depression and social support. Results indicated sexual assault and interpersonal trauma predicted depression while non-interpersonal trauma did not. When sexual assault was combined with other interpersonal traumas, interpersonal trauma was associated with higher depressive symptomatology than non-interpersonal trauma. Trauma significantly predicted negative but not positive social support. Theoretical implications are discussed.
Keywords: Interpersonal Trauma, Sexual Assault, Depression, Trauma, Targeted Rejection
School of Behavioral Health
Morton, Kelly R.
Lee, Jerry W.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Depression; Rape -- Psychological Aspects; Social Support;
Subject - Local
Interpersonal Trauma; Sexual Assault; Trauma; Targeted Rejection; Depressive Symptomatology
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Dautenhahn, Katherine, "The Impact of Interpersonal Violence on Depression and Social Support" (2017). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 447.
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