September 30, 2023

Wilson Publishes Paper on Military Sexual Trauma

Laura Wilson, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, published a paper last month on the frequency of military sexual trauma. The paper, titled “The Prevalence of Military Sexual Trauma: A Meta-Analysis,” was published in a peer-reviewed journal called Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. Wilson conducted a meta-analysis and found that 15.7 percent of military personnel and veterans report experiencing military sexual trauma during their service. She also found that women are at substantially greater risk of military sexual trauma, with 38.4 percent of women reporting military sexual trauma compared to 3.9 percent of men. Ultimately, the findings suggest that military sexual trauma may be a more pervasive problem, among both men and women in the military, than previously recognized. Wilson conducted this project as part of her 2016-2017 Faculty Research Grant.