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Investigating the effect of child maltreatment on early adolescent peer-on-peer sexual aggression: testing a multiple mediator model in a non-incarcerated sample of Danish adolescents

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  • Rikke Holm Bramsen
  • Mathias Lasgaard
  • Mary P Koss
  • Ask Elklit
  • Banner, Jytte

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between child maltreatment and severe early adolescent peer-on-peer sexual aggression, using a multiple mediator model.

METHODS: The study comprised 330 male Grade 9 students with a mean age of 14.9 years (SD=0.5).

RESULTS: Estimates from the mediation model indicated significant indirect effects of child physical abuse on sexual aggression via peer influence and insecure-hostile masculinity. No significant total effect of child sexual abuse and child neglect on sexual aggression was found.

CONCLUSIONS: Findings of the present study identify risk factors that are potentially changeable and therefore of value in informing the design of prevention programs aiming at early adolescent peer-on-peer sexual aggression in at-risk youth.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer24533
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Psychotraumatology
Vol/bind5
Sider (fra-til)1-8
Antal sider8
ISSN2000-8198
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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