Family Characteristics and the Coping Behaviour Associatedwith Duration and Frequency of Sexual Assaul

Adi Fahrudin and Durin Edward and Husmiati Yusuf and Wan Anor Wan Sulaiman and Mohd Dahlan Hj. A. Malek (2018) Family Characteristics and the Coping Behaviour Associatedwith Duration and Frequency of Sexual Assaul. International review of social science, 6 (10). pp. 524-533. ISSN 2309-0081

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This study reports the sexual abuse of children and their trauma post-assault in Sabah, Malaysia. The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between family characteristics and coping behavior associated with the duration and frequency of sexual assault of the child survivors. Eighty children who reported sexual assault through a One Stop Crisis Centre in an urban hospital were studied. The main research instrument used was adapted from the Adolescence Coping Scale. The results of the study show that there are no significant differences in the coping behavior of victims according to the frequency and duration of their sexual abuse. The relationship of the variables family characteristics, frequency, and duration of sexual assault as well as the coping behavior of the victims is important for social workers both to understand and to take note of in intervention work with child sexual assault survivors who report their abuse. The implications of these findings were also discussed in the context of the provision of crisis intervention support for child victims of sexual abuse by social workers.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Child, Sexual Assault, Coping, Crisis Intervention.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 14:15
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 14:15

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