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The construction and preliminary validation of the Internet Behaviours and Attitudes Questionnaire (IBAQ).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17896179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes the construction and preliminary validation of a measure of the attitudes and behaviours of convicted men whose offences are related to Internet child 'pornography' (abusive images). An initial measure was constructed through the generation of items with reference to the emerging literature on these offenders. Phase 1 involved piloting this first version of the measure with 40 Internet sexual offenders incarcerated in Her Majesty's Prison Service. Phase 2 involved the validation of an improved version of the IBAQ with 123 Internet sexual offenders both incarcerated in Her Majesty's Prison Service and subject to community dispositions. The measure had excellent internal consistency. Following factor analysis a two factor solution, 'distorted thinking', and 'self-management' emerged from the attitudinal items. The attitude measure was not influenced by social desirability, and was able to discriminate participants who disclosed the greater number of 'offending behaviours'. These results are discussed in terms of their clinical implications.
Matt D O'Brien; Stephen D Webster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1079-0632     ISO Abbreviation:  Sex Abuse     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-02     Completed Date:  2008-01-15     Revised Date:  2008-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506704     Medline TA:  Sex Abuse     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
HM Prison Service, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology*
Middle Aged
Prisoners / psychology*
Reproducibility of Results
Self Efficacy*
Social Desirability*
Erratum In:
Sex Abuse. 2008 Jun;20(2):241-2

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