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Violent Sexual Victimization Effects on Adolescent Friendship Networks

Title: Violent Sexual Victimization Effects on Adolescent Friendship Networks.
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Name(s): Tomlinson, Tiffaney A., author
Mears, Daniel P., 1966-, professor directing thesis
Turanovic, Jillian J., committee member
Stewart, Eric Allen, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (42 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Studies have found that sexual victimization adversely affects an individual’s psychological wellbeing, physical health, and behavior. The current study examines the effects of sexual victimization on adolescent social networks. In particular, it seeks to determine whether sexual victimization has an adverse influence on adolescent victims’ friendship networks. The study uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to examine the effects of sexual victimization during childhood and early adolescence on adolescent friendship networks. Multivariate regression models are estimated to assess whether sexual abuse is negatively associated with the victims’ popularity, centrality, and density of their friendship networks. The analyses indicated that sexual victimization was associated with a decrease in victims’ level of popularity and centrality within their friendship networks; there was no effect on the density of these networks. The results suggest that sexual victimization adversely affects victims’ level of popularity and centrality within their friendship networks. Combined with prior research, the results suggest that sexual victimization may exert harmful effects that extend across diverse psychological and social domains.
Identifier: FSU_FALL2017_Tomlinson_fsu_0071N_14191 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: October 6, 2017.
Keywords: Adolescence, Peers, Sexual victimization, Social networks
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Daniel P. Mears, Professor Directing Thesis; Jillian J. Turanovic, Committee Member; Eric A. Stewart, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Criminology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_FALL2017_Tomlinson_fsu_0071N_14191
Owner Institution: FSU

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Tomlinson, T. A. (2017). Violent Sexual Victimization Effects on Adolescent Friendship Networks. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_FALL2017_Tomlinson_fsu_0071N_14191