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ERIC Number: EJ833874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1355-2600
Prediction of Attitudes towards Child Sexual Abuse among Three Different Norwegian Samples
Tennfjord, Oddfrid Skorpe
Journal of Sexual Aggression, v12 n3 p245-263 Nov 2006
The aim of the current study was to reveal attitudes towards child sexual abuse and investigate predictors of such attitudes. A random sample of the Norwegian adult population (n = 296), active Christians (n = 125) and prisoners convicted of child sexual abuse (n = 36) were included in the study. The results show that women were more negative towards child sexual abuse than men, and the prisoners had more accepting attitudes than the other samples. Predictors of attitudes differed across the samples. Empathy and normlessness were the best predictors of attitudes among the random sample of adults and the active Christians. The largest predictor of attitudes among the prisoners was their view of women. The implications of the results for prevention strategies are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway