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Sexual Violence and its impact on psychosocial wellbeing in women: A longitudinal analysis


This study will examine the relationship between the experience of sexual violence (SV) and psycho-social well-being for the 1973-78 cohort. Groups of women will be examined in relation to their SV experience against reported health, well-being and health-related behaviours. The study aims to track the groups across time according to SV experience, examining psychological outcomes and health behaviours. We also aim to examine psychosocial well-being before/after SV. Additionally, we will track the women in regards to the risk of re-victimization of SV as well as the occurrence of reported partner abuse. The mediating role of social support will also be explored (for the second and third aims) between SV, well-being and adverse outcomes.