By Larry Harrison
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An interesting pattern begins to appear in the data. 3) were statistically different from zero. Presence of father alcohol problems was related to greater levels of father violence and increased likelihood of sexual abuse compared with absence of father 22 Alcohol problems in the community alcohol problems. 2) was not statistically different from zero. 6. Another interesting pattern appears in the data. 6) were not statis- Childhood abuse and alchol-related problems 23 tically different from zero.
1993; Miller and Downs 1995). The total nonclinical sample size was thus 200. Women who were currently receiving treatment for alcoholism from one of six clinics in Western New York were recruited at the clinics either through personal contact by one of the interviewers or through flyers which were given to eligible women by their counsellors. The majority of the battered women (77 per cent) were recruited during their stay at a shelter for battered women through personal contact with one of the interviewers during one of the house meetings.
Measures of childhood sexual abuse included experiences that occurred prior to 18 years of age for the woman. A list Childhood abuse and alchol-related problems 19 of childhood sexual abuse incidents defined by Finkelhor (1979), and supplemented by items from Sgroi (1982), was used to generate a list of sexual abuse experiences for girls. These experiences included: • invitation or suggestion to do something sexual; • other person showing his/her genitals to you, you showing your genitals to another person; • kissing or hugging in a sexual way; • other person fondling you in a sexual way; • you fondling other person in a sexual way; • other person touching your genitals either with his/her hands or mouth; • you touching other person’s genitals either with your hands or mouth; • person rubbing his/her genitals on your body without penetration; • intercourse; • other person putting finger into your vagina or anus.