Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
Chang, Janet C.
The purpose of this study was to examine practitioners' views of the long-term effects of child sexual abuse on intimacy development and to determine if child sexual abuse leads to an underdeveloped sense of intimacy in the adult. Problems with intimacy development are defined as trouble forming close interpersonal relationships, not being able to trust others, being sexually promiscuous, and avoiding emotion.
Kelley, Michelle Debra, "Does child sexual abuse affect long-term intimacy development and functioning" (2010). Theses Digitization Project. 3734.