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Maternal Response to Father-Daughter Incest: Experiences of Mothers Following Disclosure

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Auteurs : Tokozile Mayekiso, Fikelephi Mbokazi
Périodique : Journal of Psychology in Africa
Numéros : vol. 17, nº 1-2, ISSN 1433-0237 (Imprimé), ISSN 1815-5626 (En ligne)
Dates : Date de publication: 01/2007
Etendue : pp. 51-56
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Titre :

Maternal Response to Father-Daughter Incest: Experiences of Mothers Following Disclosure

Résumé :

This study explored the impact of the disclosure of sexual abuse of the daughter by the father or father figure on the mother. Data were collected from seven mothers aged between 31 and 48 years whose daughters had a history of sexual abuse by the biological father, stepfather or live-in boyfriend. The children's ages ranged between 5 and 11 years with disclosure having taken place in the last two years before data collection. Data were collected using an interview schedule. The results obtained from the thematic content analysis indicate that the mothers were traumatized by the disclosure of the sexual abuse. The most prevalent symptoms were anger, anxiety, guilty, depression, insomnia, headache and fatigue. It is recommended that mothers be provided with psychological intervention in order to assist them deal with the trauma associated with the disclosure of the father-daughter incest.

Mots-clés libres (EN) :

Child sexual abuse, Disclosure, Trauma, Maternal response, Father-daughter incest, Psychological intervention

Détails

Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 1760
Source : CrossRef: 2019-01-25
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 25/01/2019
Dernière modification : 25/01/2019
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