Pyrex Journal of Psychology and Counseling (PJPC)

March 2016 Vol. 2(2), pp. 005-010

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Parents Educationists Perceptions on the Forms and Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

Ebenuwa-Okoh E.E

Department of Guidance and Counseling, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.

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Accepted 15th February, 2016


Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is a worldwide problem that has grievous consequences for its victims. The study examined parents-educationists' perceptions of the forms and consequences of CSA based on marital status and gender in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria in 2014 contact. A cross-sectional study was carried out among teachers who are parents with different marital status; married 71.6%, single 23.2%, widow 2.8% widower 1% and divorcee 1.4%. A stratified sampling technique which considered gender, family and age was used to select a sample size of 303. The research instrument is a questionnaire. The instrument has a construct validity of 17.01 and content validity ranged of 0.51 to 0.74 for the forms of sexual abuse while for the consequences of CSA, construct validity is 43.79 and content validity range from 0.81 to 0.88. Forms of child sexual abuse yielded r of 0.93 and the consequences of CSA yielded 0.97. The whole instrument has r=0.98 using Cronbach procedure. Mean score was used to assess respondents' perception of the prevalence of child sexual abuse while ANOVA and t-test statistical tools were used to test differences in respondents' perception based on gender and marital status. The results showed that there are no significant differences in perceptions of the respondents on the forms and consequences of child sexual abuse based on marital status and gender. There is a high prevalence of child sexual abuse as reported by parents' educationists. The views on forms of CSA and consequences of these parents were not different based marital status and gender. It was recommended that regular lectures should be organized for victims on how to outlive such experiences.

Keywords: Child sexual abuse, parent's-educationists, perceptions.

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