A Meta-analysis of the Relationship between Social Skills and Sexual Offenders

No Thumbnail Available
File version
Author(s)
Emmers-Sommer, Tara
Allen, Mike
Bourhis, John
Sahlstein, Erin
Ackerman, Jeffrey
Griffith University Author(s)
Primary Supervisor
Other Supervisors
Editor(s)
Date
2004
Size
File type(s)
Location
License
Abstract

A meta-analysis examined eleven studies examining the relationship between social skills (communication competence) and whether the person was a sexual offender (rapist, molester, incest offender, pedophile, exhibitionist). After the removal of one study due to methodological reasons, the remaining ten studies provide a homogeneous set of effects demonstrating that sexual offenders possess fewer social skills than nonoffenders (r = .334). Results of the meta-analysis offer insight into the role communication skills plays in understanding the nature of sexual offenders.

Journal Title
Communication Reports
Conference Title
Book Title
Edition
Volume
17
Issue
Thesis Type
Degree Program
School
Publisher link
Patent number
Funder(s)
Grant identifier(s)
Rights Statement
Rights Statement
Item Access Status
Note
Access the data
Related item(s)
Subject
Criminological theories
Communication and media studies
Linguistics
Persistent link to this record
Citation
Collections