Year: 1990 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.60, no.3, (July 1990), p.379-391 SIEC No: 19901730

Psychological functioning (including measures of pre- and post-rape suicidal ideation or suicide attempts) within the first four weeks after rape was compared for married & single victims. Marital status did not significantly affect psychological symptoms following the assault. For married women, lack of support by the partner–particularly when it was unexpected–was significantly related to poor psychological functioning after the rape. (43 refs.)