Year: 1996 Source: Child Abuse and Neglect, v.20, no.12, (December 1996), p.1219-1231 SIEC No: 20020166

This study examined gender differences in outcomes related to school performance, suicidal involvement, disordered eating behaviours, sexual risk tasking, substance use, & delinquent behaviours of 370 male & 2681 females adolescents who self-reported a history of sexual abuse. Female adolescents showed higher risk for suicidal ideation & behaviour as well as disordered eating. Females also scored higher on overall suicide risk. Results showed that female adolescents who had a history of sexual abuse engaged in internalizing behaviours while their male counterparts engaged in externalizing behaviours. However, a number of protective factors can mitigate adverse behaviours & factors among these adolescents. (71 refs.)