Past studies have shown that are many negative effects of child abuse and neglect that last into adulthood (Brietzke et al., 2012; Dube et al., 2003; Sachs-Ericsson, Medley, Kendall-Tackett, & Taylor, 2011). Specifically, women who experienced child sexual abuse tend to view themselves as less capable of success (Diehl & Prout, 2002), and as a result may not be confident enough to step in and stop the sexual assault of others (Bryant, 2001; Yule & Grych, 2017). Based on these past studies, it is hypothesized that survivors of sexual assault want to step in and stop the sexual assault of others, but do not feel they possess the ability to make a difference.
Hansmeier, H., Brumbaugh, T., Lytle, B., Bizal, K., Ams, A., Stephens, D., Kumar, S., Gervais, S., & DiLillo, D. (2020, April). Individual attitudes and perceived efficacy toward bystander intervention among childhood trauma survivors. Poster accepted for presentation to the Nebraska Student Research Expo, Lincoln, NE.