New Scoring Method of the Family Drawing for Sexually Abused Preschoolers

New Scoring Method of the Family Drawing for Sexually Abused Preschoolers

New Scoring Method of the Family Drawing for Sexually Abused Preschoolers

New Scoring Method of the Family Drawing for Sexually Abused Preschoolerss

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Référence bibliographique [11383]

Giasson, Véronique, Daigneault, Isabelle et Hébert, Martine. 2014. «New Scoring Method of the Family Drawing for Sexually Abused Preschoolers ». Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 23, no 2, p. 160-178.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The main objective of the study was to determine whether the global psychological adjustment score of this new assessment method of the family drawing was predictive of internalized and externalized behavior problems in sexually abused children. A supplemental objective was to describe the results of a new family drawing scoring method for preschoolers using a sample of sexually abused children. Finally, another objective was to assess whether the family drawing global psychological adjustment score, using the new assessment method, varied according to the child’s age, gender, number of stressful events experienced, parental distress, and type and severity of sexual abuse.» (p. 163)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Participants were 78 children who were sexually abused in the 12 months prior to the study. The nonoffending parents of these children were also included in the study. The age of child participants ranged from 4 (59%) to 5 years old (41%; M = 4 years and 4 months); 68 were girls (87%) and 10 were boys (13%).» (p. 164)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Findings reveal that a poorer global psychological adjustment score on the family drawing is related to younger age and contributes to the prediction of internalized and externalized behavior disorders in preschool children who have been sexually abused, as predicted. More specifically, family drawing global psychological adjustment scores averaging more than 14 and 15 are respectively associated with internalized and externalized behavior problems in sexually abused preschool children. […] Our results also reveal that the family drawing global psychological adjustment score remained a significant predictor of children’s internalized and externalized behavior problems even after accounting for parental psychological distress. […] It is important to note that parental distress was not related to the family drawing global psychological adjustment score but was related to children’s internalized behavior problems. These results are worth considering because parents’ emotional distress could have had a negative impact on the child’s adjustment, which would translate in a poorer family drawing global psychological adjustment score». (p. 170-171)