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The Effects of Gender and Family Wealth on Sexual Abuse of Adolescents

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Rúnarsdóttir, Eygló
dc.contributor.author Smith, Edward
dc.contributor.author Arnarsson, Arsaell
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-22T15:40:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-22T15:40:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-20
dc.identifier.citation Runarsdottir, E.; Smith, E.; Arnarsson, A. The Effects of Gender and Family Wealth on Sexual Abuse of Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1788.
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1745
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract Background: Sexual abuse and sexual assaults against adolescents are among the most significant threats to their health and well-being. Some studies have found poverty to be a risk factor for sexual abuse. The present study investigates the effects of gender and family affluence on the prevalence of sexual abuse of 15-year-old Icelanders in the 10th grade. Methods: The study is based on data collected for the Icelandic part of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study in 2014. Standardized questionnaires were sent to all students in the 10th grade in Iceland, of which 3618 participated (85% of all registered students in this grade). Results: Girls were more than twice as likely to be sexually abused as boys (20.2% versus 9.1%). Adolescents perceiving their families to be less well off than others were twice as likely to report sexual abuse as those of ample or medium family affluence. However, family affluence had more effect on the prevalence of abuse in girls than in boys. Conclusion: Female gender and low socioeconomic status may independently contribute to the risk of sexual abuse.
dc.description.sponsorship The study was funded by the Icelandic Directorate of Health and the Gender Equality Fund of Iceland, Grant number: P-2014-03-02-0038.
dc.format.extent 1788
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;16(10)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Adolescence
dc.subject Family wealth
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject Sexual abuse
dc.subject Ungt fólk
dc.subject Kynferði
dc.subject Kynferðislegt ofbeldi
dc.subject Hátekjufólk
dc.title The Effects of Gender and Family Wealth on Sexual Abuse of Adolescents
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/ijerph16101788
dc.relation.url https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/10/1788/pdf
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Education (UI)

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