ERIC Number: EJ863253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
The Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Dysfunction in Jamaican Adults
Swaby, Antoneal N.; Morgan, Kai A. D.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v18 n3 p247-266 2009
This study examined the associations between early traumatic sexualization and later sexual dysfunction in a sample of 100 Jamaican adults while identifying the linkages between age, frequency of abuse, and gender on sexual functioning. Participants were selected via purposive and convenience sampling and divided equally into comparison and experimental groups based on sociodemographic characteristics. Results indicated that childhood sexual abuse is a likely factor in the development of sexual dysfunction in Jamaican adults, especially in the domains of Orgasm and Sexual Drive and Relationship. Gender, frequency, and age of abuse are also seen to impact specific areas of an individual's sexual functioning. Results are discussed in light of previous research for their implications in order to better understand sexuality in the Jamaican context.
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Sexual Abuse, Children, Sexuality, Foreign Countries, Adults, Age, Gender Differences, Sampling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica