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dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorDadds, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:44:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:44:27Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-26T06:51:49Z
dc.identifier.issn10790632en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1009555619323en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/3398
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the relationships between childhood attachment and coercive sexual behavior. One hundred sixty-two male undergraduate students completed self-report measures of childhood maternal attachment, childhood paternal attachment, adult attachment, antisociality, aggression, and coercive sexual behavior. As predicted, insecure childhood attachment, especially insecure paternal attachment, was associated with antisociality, aggression, and coercive sexual behavior. Moreover, childhood attachment independently predicted coercive sexual behavior after antisociality and aggression were statistically controlled. The hypothesis that paternal avoidant attachment would predict coercive sexual behavior independently of its relationship with aggression and antisociality was also supported. Posthoc analysis indicated that maternal anxious attachment was associated with antisociality and that paternal avoidant attachment was associated with both antisociality and coercive sexual behavior. These results are consistent with criminological and psychological research linking adverse early family experiences with offending and lend support to an attachment-theoretical framework for understanding offending behavior in general and sexual offending behavior in particular.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/Plenum Publishersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSexual Abuseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410000en_US
dc.titleAttachment and coercive sexual behavioren_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.issued2000
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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