The potential benefits of remaining in school on the long-term mental health functioning of physically and sexually abused children: Beyond the academic domain. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Community-based population survey data were used to explore whether remaining in school, independent of achievement status, was associated with lower rates of psychopathology in adulthood among participants self-reporting exposure to child physical and/or sexual abuse. Remaining in school, independent of one's achievement status, was significantly associated with a lower probability of experiencing externalizing but not internalizing disorders. Theoretical and educational implications of these results are discussed.

publication date

  • January 2006