Title

Parental bonding and current psychological functioning among childhood sexual abuse survivors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1998

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The relation between perceived parental bonding to maternal and paternal primary caregivers and current psychological functioning was examined among an adult female sample (n = 78) of child sexual abuse survivors (CSASs). Although CSASs revealed significantly poorer psychological adjustment than non-CSASs, high paternal care was significantly associated with better psychological functioning among CSASs. These data are discussed in the context of attachment theory.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

Volume

45

Issue

3

First Page

358

Last Page

362