The Risky Behaviours of the Adolescents Exposed to Sexual Revictimization and One-Time Sexual Abuse


Kocturk N., BİLGE F.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.43, no.193, pp.109-119, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 193
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2018.7000
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-119

Abstract

Sexual Revictimization (SR) is one of the most important individul and social problems. Determination of the risky behaviours of the sexually revictimized adolescents will be useful in determination of the victims who have not reported the case, in organizing necessary psychosocial services and in preventing the sexual revictimization. For this reason, the levels of the risky behaviours of the adolescents who have been exposed to SR, one-time sexual abuse (SA) and those who haven't been exposed to SA have been examined in this descriptive study. The participants of the research are 15-18 year old 210 female adolescents. There are 70 adolescents from each three groups and the total number is 210 adolescents. The data have been collected via Risky Behaviour Scale (Genctanirim & Ergene, 2014). According to the findings, it has been detected that the risky behaviours -such as tobacco use and alcohol use, suicidal tendency and tendency of school dropout-of the adolescents exposed to SR are higher than the comparison group and the ones who have been exposed to one-time SA. It has been concluded that the antisocial behaviours of the adolescents who have been exposed to SR have been different from the adolescents in the comparison group and there have been no meaningful differences among three groups in eating habits dimension. These results show that there is need of both individual and social studies to decrease and prevent the risky behaviours of the adolescents exposed to SR and one-time SA.