The Credibility of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: Perpetrator Gender and Subject Occupational Status

The Credibility of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: Perpetrator Gender and Subject Occupational... This study investigated the extent to which the alleged perpetrator's gender and the subject's mandated reporter status and acquaintanceship with sexual abuse affect judgments of the credibility of children's reports that they have been sexually abused. Eighty-one educators and 104 undergraduates read a brief vignette in which a child alleged that she had been sexually abused and the accused denied the allegation. Results revealed that males and females found the child equally credible, the allegations involving male perpetrators were believed more than allegations involving females, and that educators believed the allegations less than undergraduates. There was a significant interaction between gender of subject and gender of perpetrator that was not consistent with a hypothesized gender sympathy effect. No relationship between acquaintanceship with sexual abuse and credibility ratings was found. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

The Credibility of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: Perpetrator Gender and Subject Occupational Status

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1022150413977
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