Gender differences in psychosocial predictors of attitudes towards reporting child sexual abuse

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/593077
Title:
Gender differences in psychosocial predictors of attitudes towards reporting child sexual abuse
Authors:
Humphries, Rachel L.; Debowska, Agata; Boduszek, Daniel; Mattison, Michelle L. A.
Abstract:
There is a dearth of research investigating psychosocial correlates of attitudes towards reporting child sexual abuse (CSA) in males and females, and a lack of such studies drawing on participants from the UK. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to examine gender differences in social and psychological predictors of attitudes towards reporting CSA. Participants drawn from the UK general population were recruited via an opportunistic sampling method. Cross-sectional design using self-report questionnaire was utilized. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that social support, masculinity, and age form significant associations with attitudes towards reporting CSA in females (total variance explained by the model was 25%). In the male sample, the only significant predictor of attitudes towards reporting CSA was interpersonal manipulation (total variance explained by the model was 9%). This study provides an important insight into psychosocial barriers/facilitators to reporting CSA. Such knowledge is crucial for the early detection and prevention of abuse.
Affiliation:
University of Chester, University of Huddersfield, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Citation:
Humphries, R. L., Debowska, A., Boduszek, D., & Mattison, M. L. A. (2016). Gender differences in psychosocial predictors of attitudes toward reporting child sexual abuse in the United Kingdom. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 25(3), 293-309. doi:10.1080/10538712.2016.1133752
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Publication Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/593077
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Child Sexual Abuse on 02/05/2016, available online: doi:10.1080/10538712.2016.1133752
ISSN:
1053-8712
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHumphries, Rachel L.en
dc.contributor.authorDebowska, Agataen
dc.contributor.authorBoduszek, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorMattison, Michelle L. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T10:02:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T10:02:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationHumphries, R. L., Debowska, A., Boduszek, D., & Mattison, M. L. A. (2016). Gender differences in psychosocial predictors of attitudes toward reporting child sexual abuse in the United Kingdom. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 25(3), 293-309. doi:10.1080/10538712.2016.1133752en
dc.identifier.issn1053-8712en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/593077en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Child Sexual Abuse on 02/05/2016, available online: doi:10.1080/10538712.2016.1133752en
dc.description.abstractThere is a dearth of research investigating psychosocial correlates of attitudes towards reporting child sexual abuse (CSA) in males and females, and a lack of such studies drawing on participants from the UK. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to examine gender differences in social and psychological predictors of attitudes towards reporting CSA. Participants drawn from the UK general population were recruited via an opportunistic sampling method. Cross-sectional design using self-report questionnaire was utilized. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that social support, masculinity, and age form significant associations with attitudes towards reporting CSA in females (total variance explained by the model was 25%). In the male sample, the only significant predictor of attitudes towards reporting CSA was interpersonal manipulation (total variance explained by the model was 9%). This study provides an important insight into psychosocial barriers/facilitators to reporting CSA. Such knowledge is crucial for the early detection and prevention of abuse.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.subjectAttitudes towards reporting child sexual abuseen
dc.subjectSocial supporten
dc.subjectMasculinityen
dc.subjectInterpersonal manipulationen
dc.subjectGender differencesen
dc.titleGender differences in psychosocial predictors of attitudes towards reporting child sexual abuseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester, University of Huddersfield, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanitiesen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Child Sexual Abuseen
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