Coping strategies in female survivors of childhood sexual abuse from two Canadian and two New Zealand cultural groups                


 
Author(s)Barker-Collo, Suzanne, Read, John and Sue Cowie
Title Coping strategies in female survivors of childhood sexual abuse from two Canadian and two New Zealand cultural groups
Source Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, May 2012, Vol 13, No 1, pp 435-447.
Date 2012
Document type Journal article
Summary The aim of this study was to examine similarities and differences in the coping strategies of female survivors of child sexual assault across four cultural groups in two countries. The sample included European Canadians, Native Canadians, European New Zealanders and Maori New Zealanders. A significant finding from the study was that within given geographical areas individuals tend to utilise a similar profile of coping strategies, though those from non-dominant indigenous culture groups produced slightly exaggerated profiles. Limitations of the study were discussed, including the possibility that the minority samples in the study may not be representative in that they were highly acculturated. The authors also recommend that caution is used when making generalisations about a 'Western' or 'European' culture.
Keywords Sexual assault; childhood sexual abuse; survivors; coping strategies; cultural; indigenous
Topic

Sexual assault