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Running head: JAR 1 1 Assignment 1: Quantitative Journal Article Review and Topic Declaration Yorkville University PSYC 6213: Research Methodologies October 27, 2019 Abstract
JAR 1 2 This assignment is comprised of a Journal Article Review (JAR) related to the topic chosen for the Final Paper: The Effects of Sexual Abuse on Risky Sexual Behavior and Pleasure. This article, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Risk Behavior: Beyond the Impact of Psychiatric Problems (Houck, Nugent, Lescano, Peters, & Brown, 2009) , employs a descriptive, non-experimental design and is relevant to the topic of the Final because the present author is interested in examining conditions in which risky sexual attitudes a and behaviour arise, specifically in regards to sexual pleasure and sexual health (HIV- preventative communication, condom use, number of partners). Keywords: sexual abuse, risky sexual behaviour, psychiatric diagnosis, sexual history, alternative school
JAR 1 3 Table of Contents Abstract ………………………………………………………………………………2 Table of Contents…………………………………………………………………….3 JAR: Quantitative Review ……………………………………………………………4 References ……………………………………………………………………………12
JAR 1 4 Assignment 1: Quantitative Journal Article Review and Topic Declaration Introduction Statement of Problem In this study, Houck, Nugent, Lescano, Peters, & Brown (2009), examined the association between sexual abuse (SA) and risky sexual behaviour in girls and boys studying in alternative and therapeutic school settings, while controlling for psychiatric problems. There is a generous amount of research that has examined the association of childhood and adolescent sexual abuse and subsequent risk behaviours. However, the authors of this study are the first to investigate the relationship of sexual abuse with risky sexual behaviour while accounting for comorbid psychiatric diagnoses commonly seen within this population. Literature Review Previous research findings indicate a consistent association between sexual abuse (SA) and subsequent risky sexual behaviours, which include the younger onset of consensual sex, unprotected sex and higher numbers of sexual partners (Senn, Carey, & Vanable, 2008). Studies in this area have not controlled for mental health issues that are entangled within people who have experienced SA. Investigations have also confirmed that a history of SA impacts attitudes towards self, lowers the levels of interpersonal power in sexual relationships and lowers the efficacy of birth control (Noll, Trickett, & Putnam, 2003). Moreover, it has been found that a history of SA makes it more difficult for individuals to regulate effect, which is particularly important for youth who are in the midst of critical decision making such as the task of negotiating safe sex (McLean, Toner, Jackson, Descrocher, & Stuckless, 2006).

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