Portland State University. School of Social Work
James Lewis Breedlove
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (76 p.)
The purpose of this practicum is to give impetus to the exploration and delineation of long-range effects of a rape experience. This will be accomplished in the following manner: (1) a literature review to (a) review what reactions are known; (b) discuss which response patterns to the crisis may exist; and (c) which issues rape victims express as being difficult or of concern in their adjustment. The literature review will be in Chapter II. (2) Designing a research instrument or questionnaire that can be administered to victims at least one year after the rape. The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify sequelae of the rape still giving the woman difficulties, the degree of difficulty, and to determine if specific reactions take longer to integrate into one's total life experiences. The instrument is presented in Appendix A. It is expected that further critical study and research can be facilitated by its use. Following the literature review, Chapter III presents a short summary and discussion of the procedure. Chapter IV consists of a discussion of the questionnaire and its content, and Chapter V, recommendations.
Elsner, Kathleen June, "Long-term effects of rape : a literature review and exploratory questionnaire" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2780.