Noncoercive sexual contact with similarly aged individuals: What is the impact?

William N. Friedrich, Stephen P. Whiteside, Nicholas J. Talley

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A community sample of 610 adults were grouped into those who reported no sexual abuse experience, others who reported noncoercive sexual contact with an individual that was at most 4 years older, and those who reported more severe sexual abuse. The first two groups did not differ from each other on current social support, trauma-specific symptomatology, and somatic complaints whereas the more severe sexual abuse group reported more problems on these dimensions. Further analyses suggested that of the two variables, coercion was more closely associated with problematic outcome than was the existence of an age difference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1075-1084
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004


  • Coercion
  • Impact of trauma
  • Sexual abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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