Object Representations of Sexually and Multiply Abused Females: A TAT Analysis

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Object representations of sexually abused girls were compared to those of a clinical control group with no history of maltreatment. In addition, girls subjected to sexual abuse by itself were compared with girls who were sexually abused in conjunction with physical abuse and/or neglect (i.e., multiply abused). TAT stories were analyzed using the Object Relations and Social Cognition Scale which assesses four dimensions of object relations. It was hypothesized that sexually abused children would manifest more general and highly pathognomic impairment than controls along four dimensions of object relations. It was also hypothesized that multiple abuse would be associated with ... continued below

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Thode, Rick D. (Rick Davis) August 1994.

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Object representations of sexually abused girls were compared to those of a clinical control group with no history of maltreatment. In addition, girls subjected to sexual abuse by itself were compared with girls who were sexually abused in conjunction with physical abuse and/or neglect (i.e., multiply abused). TAT stories were analyzed using the Object Relations and Social Cognition Scale which assesses four dimensions of object relations. It was hypothesized that sexually abused children would manifest more general and highly pathognomic impairment than controls along four dimensions of object relations. It was also hypothesized that multiple abuse would be associated with more general and highly pathognomic impairment in object relations than sexual abuse by itself.

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Thode, Rick D. (Rick Davis). Object Representations of Sexually and Multiply Abused Females: A TAT Analysis, dissertation, August 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278277/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .