Title

African-American Undergraduates' Perceptions and Attributions of Child Sexual Abuse

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Publication Date

2009

Date Added

2022-05-16

Abstract

This study examined perceptions of child sexual abuse and attributions of responsibility in a cross-sectional convenience sample of 384 African-American undergraduates using a scenario manipulating the age of the victim, gender of the victim, and gender of the perpetrator. Multiple interactions of respondent, victim, and perpetrator gender on perception of intrafamilial child sexual abuse and attributions of responsibility for victim, perpetrator, and parents were obtained. These results extended previous research conducted on primarily Caucasian samples and highlighted the moderating role of gender of the respondent for this ethnicity.

DOI

10.1080/10538710802584619

Disciplines

Psychology

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