Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Michiyo Hirai
Dr. Jason Popan
Dr. Ruby Charak
The current study sought to explore the relationships between social anxiety, sexual victimization, acculturation, and alcohol use. To the author’s knowledge, this is the first study to explore the relationship between social anxiety and sexual victimization in a 100% Latina sample.
It was seen that social anxiety predicted severity of sexual victimization, but not presence or absence of sexual victimization experience. It was also seen that while alcohol did not predict severity of sexual victimization experience, it did predict presence or absence of sexual victimization experience. Results, clinical implications, and future research directions are discussed.
Dials, Andrew E., "Social Anxiety and Sexual Victimization in a Latina Sample: A Moderated Mediation" (2019). Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV. 446.