The associations between abuse characteristics in child sexual abuse: a meta-analysis

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Publikationens författare: Daniel Ventus, Jan Antfolk, Benny Salo
Förläggare: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
Publiceringsår: 2017
Tidskrift: Journal of Sexual Aggression
Volym: 23
Nummer: 2
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 167
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 180


Child sexual abuse (CSA)
is a general term describing a wide range of events that vary in
characteristics such as the victim’s age of onset, relationship to the
perpetrator, abuse quantity, degree of contact, and use of force. To
investigate correlations and provide information on the clustering of
these characteristics, the present meta-analysis included data from
14,494 sexually abused individuals from 62 empirical peer-reviewed
studies and doctoral theses. Results showed that victims of
intrafamilial abuse were younger than victims of extrafamilial abuse.
More force was used in abuse including higher degrees of physical
contact. Intrafamilial abuse and early onset of abuse showed no
statistically significant associations with either use of force or
closer physical contact. Abuse was more frequent and/or committed over a
longer time period when it (a) featured more contact or force, (b)
involved a relative as a perpetrator, or (c) commenced when the child
was younger. The associations
were weak to moderate in strength.

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