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ERIC Number: EJ892428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Effect of Student Vulnerability on Perceptions of Teacher-Student Sexual Involvement
Fromuth, Mary Ellen; Mackey, Amber L.; Wilson, Amy
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v19 n4 p419-433 2010
This study explored whether the vulnerability of an adolescent student affected perceptions of teacher sexual misconduct. Respondents (150 male and 150 female undergraduates) read scenarios depicting teacher sexual misconduct varied by respondent gender, gender dyad (male teacher-female student and female teacher-male student), and three levels of student vulnerability. The vulnerability of the student was found to have little impact on perceptions. On most variables, interactions emerged between respondent gender and gender dyad. Specifically, male respondents viewed the female teacher-male student dyad less negatively than the male teacher-female student dyad. Female respondents generally did not make distinctions based on gender dyad. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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