Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name



Social Work Policy Planning and Administration

First Advisor

Hattie M. Mitchell, MSW


This study seeks to explore and explain (define sylllptonls relating to) trauma.-inducing dimension (TID) and post traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD) in women survivors of' child incest sexual abuse Botb variables posed a correlation with one another as it relates to women's past incest experience. This sample anticipated a number of 30: yet resulted in 2.8 This study included a population of only females, ages ranging from 26 to 58.. This study was based on the premise that women survivors of incest would experience both synlptonis of TID and PTSD A Chi-Square statistical test approached was used to analyze da~aan d results revealed that there were a significant relationship with both TID and TID of women survivors of incest and their past incest experience Conclusions found within findings suggest that inquired knowledge regarding this stud) has clearly been enhanced b~ its outcome

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