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Determination of Factors Useful For Identifying Sexually Abused Children by Means of Group Testing
Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Counseling and Human Development
Jon C. Marshall
It was hypothesized that personality test items can be determined that successfully identify sexually abused children. An 85-item personality type questionnaire was devised. It was administered to 170 normal fourth through sixth grade school children in 3 schools from 2 school districts, and to 15 children known to be sexually abused. These questionnaires were analyzed by factor analysis resulting in seven scales and two composite factors. Criterion-related validity was examined by testing group differences using repeated measures analysis of variance and t-tests. It was found that four scales and one composite factor were significantly useful in identifying victims of sexual abuse.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sexually abused children -- Identification
Psychological tests for children
Child sexual abuse
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Derksen, Mary Lou, "Determination of Factors Useful For Identifying Sexually Abused Children by Means of Group Testing" (1990). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5352.