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dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Billeeen_US
dc.contributor.editorJudith V. Beckeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:10:28Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:10:28Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-04T07:18:30Z
dc.identifier.issn10790632en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1020616722684en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5813
dc.description.abstractWritten autobiographies of48 incarcerated adult male sexual offenders (22 rapists, 13 intrafamilial child molesters, and 13 extrafamilial child molesters) were used to generate retrospective self-report measures of their childhood maternal and paternal attachment, childhood sexual abuse experiences, and onset of masturbation. Contrary to expectation, the offenders as a combined group more often reported secure than they did insecure childhood maternal and paternal attachment. There were no differences between the three offender subgroups with respect to maternal attachment; however the rapists and the intrafamilial child molesters were more likely to report insecure paternal attachment than were the extrafamilial child molesters. There were no differences between these offender subgroups in the frequency with which childhood sexual abuse was reported. However, offenders with insecure paternal attachment were more likely to report having been sexually abused than were those with secure paternal attachment. Sexually abused offenders in turn reported earlier onset of masturbation than did those who were not sexually abused. These results are consistent with contemporary attachment models linking insecure childhood attachment to childhood sexual abuse, and with traditional conditioning models linking childhood sexual abuse, early masturbation, and sexual offending.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.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2003en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380107en_US
dc.titleChildhood attachment, childhood sexual abuse, and onset of masturbation among adult 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.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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