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The influence of running away on the risk of female sexual assault in the subsequent year

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dc.contributor.author Thrane, Lisa E.
dc.contributor.author Yoder, Kevin A.
dc.contributor.author Chen, Xiaojin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-17T21:48:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-17T21:48:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Thrane, L.E., K.A. Yoder, and X. Chen. 2011. "The Influence of Running Away on the Risk of Female Sexual Assault in the Subsequent Year". VIOLENCE AND VICTIMS. 26 (6): 816-829. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0886-6708
dc.identifier.other WOS:000297356200008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4472
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.26.6.816
dc.description Click on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores the sexual risk trajectories of female youths and sheds light on the long-term effects of running away. It evaluates whether running away increases the risk of sexual assault in the following year, which is after runaways return home. The sample consists of 5,387 heterosexual females between the ages of 11 and 18 years from the Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Nearly one quarter (23%) of runaways report a previous sexual assault in contrast to 5% of nonrunaways. In a logistic regression model, childhood neglect increases the risk of sexual assault between Waves 1 and 2 by nearly two times. Poor mental health is statistically significant. Alcohol use doubles the odds of sexual assault. The risk of sexual assault is approximately three-fold for girls with a history of sexual onset and sexual touching in a romantic relationship. Running away increases the risk by nearly two and a half times. There is evidence that alcohol use and sexual onset partially mediates the relationship between running away and sexual assault. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Publishing Company en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Violence and Victims;2011:, v.26, no.6
dc.subject Child victimization en_US
dc.subject Abuse en_US
dc.subject Neglect onset en_US
dc.subject Female adolescent en_US
dc.title The influence of running away on the risk of female sexual assault in the subsequent year en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Peer reviewed article
dc.rights.holder Copyright by © 2011, Springer Publishing Company

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