Prior Victimization and Sexual and Contraceptive Self-Efficacy Among Adolescent Females Under Child Protective Services Care

Prior Victimization and Sexual and Contraceptive Self-Efficacy Among Adolescent Females Under Child Protective Services Care

Prior Victimization and Sexual and Contraceptive Self-Efficacy Among Adolescent Females Under Child Protective Services Care

Prior Victimization and Sexual and Contraceptive Self-Efficacy Among Adolescent Females Under Child Protective Services Cares

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Référence bibliographique [701]

Hovsepian, S. Lory, Blais, Martin, Manseau, Hélène, Otis, Joanne et Girard, Marie-Eve. 2010. «Prior Victimization and Sexual and Contraceptive Self-Efficacy Among Adolescent Females Under Child Protective Services Care ». Health Education & Behavior, vol. 37, no 1, p. 65-83.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This study sought to determine whether there were associations between forms of prior victimization (specifically, childhood sexual abuse and dating violence) and sexual and contraceptive self-efficacy among 328 adolescent females under the care of CPS [Child Protective Services] in Quebec, Canada. » (p. 75)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« This secondary study was part of an ongoing research program that had been designed to document the psychosexual profiles and the risk and protective factors experienced by adolescent females under CPS care in Quebec, Canada. [...] From 2000 to 2002, a convenience sample of 328 adolescent girls who were sheltered in the CPS centers of Laval and the Laurentian area (province of Quebec, Canada) was recruited through group meetings. » (p. 68)

Instruments:
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« This study contributed to ensuring a better understanding of the role of sexual and contraceptive self-efficacy in explaining the association between prior victimization and consequent sexual and contraceptive practices. The study findings showed that sexual victimization - in the forms of experiences of childhood sexual abuse and sexual coercion in dating relationships - were both associated with lesser sexual and contraceptive self-efficacy among these adolescent females. This study also demonstrated the relevance of considering the use of subscale measures of sexual and contraceptive self-efficacy when conducting similar studies prior to developing interventions, with the aim of better orienting targeted interventions according to the specific needs of the studied group. » (p. 78-79)