ERIC Number: ED391135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Difference between the Likelihood of Males and Females Being Sexually Abused.
Calhoun, Yolanda Marie
The purpose of this study was to explore the difference between the sexual abuse of males and females. The study group was a caseload of clients from the Northside Family Resource Center in the Houston area, a branch of the Mental Health Mental Retardation Association (MHMRA) of Harris County, Texas. The researcher studied 21 children, age 10 through 17 years. A 14-question questionnaire was used to collect information about the sexual abuse of children. The data indicated that there was a difference in the likelihood of males and females being sexually abused at a 0.01 level of significance allowing the rejection of the null hypothesis which stated there would be no significant difference in sexual abuse between males and females. Other findings suggested that there was no significant relationship between the sexual abuse of children and race or the number of adults in the home. It was recommended that further studies be conducted on a larger population sample. Fifteen appendices provide materials used in the study, including the questionnaire, and 13 tables. (Author/JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (Harris County)
Note: Research Paper, Sam Houston State University.