Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy (Oct 4, 2018). DOI:10.1037/tra0000406
Objective: Recent prevalence estimates indicate 38% of female service members/veterans (SM/Vs) report military sexual trauma (MST). This estimate is higher than Veterans Affairs estimates, which suggest 28% report MST during screening. The discrepant estimate suggests possible barriers to disclosing MST, which are not well-identified in the literature. The current study examined whether being assaulted by a fellow unit member and stigma for seeking help to treat the sequelae of MST from self, unit leader/command, and romantic partners were correlates of MST nondisclosure among 209 female SM/Vs.. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.