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dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrissman, Belindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRayment-McHugh, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:52:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:52:43Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-13T07:25:00Z
dc.identifier.issn07353936en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/bsl.905en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30700
dc.description.abstractThis article reports a test of multisystemic predictors of therapeutic engagement (TE) with adolescent sexual offenders (ASOs), and an evaluation of clinical efforts to improve TE with this client group. First, clinicians rated their TE with 105 Australian court-referred male ASOs (M?=?15.53 years; SD?=?1.30 years), who participated in treatment between 2001 and 2005. For this cohort, correlation analysis showed impulsivity/antisociality, negative peer relationships, and indigenous race to be associated with poorer TE. Multiple regression analysis identified impulsivity/antisociality and indigenous race as significant unique predictors. Clinical efforts subsequently focused on improving TE, particularly with higher-antisocial youth and with indigenous youth and their families. Clinicians then rated TE with a second, independent cohort of 54 court-referred male ASOs (M?=?15.44 years; SD?=?1.22 years), who participated in the modified treatment between 2006 and 2009. A two-way ANCOVA, controlling for impulsivity/antisociality, indicated significant improvements in TE for both indigenous and non-indigenous ASOs. Despite these general improvements, indigenous ASOs remained comparatively less engaged than their non-indigenous counterparts.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom862en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto877en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBehavioral Sciences and the Lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199en_US
dc.titleImproving therapeutic engagement with adolescent sexual offendersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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