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Korean J Child Stud > Volume 13(2); 1992 > Article
Korean Journal of Child Studies 1992;13(2): 189-201.
아동성폭력 예방을 위한 행동기술훈련의 효과에 관한 연구
손승아
The Effectiveness of Behavioral Skill Training for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Seung Ah Son
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of teaching personal safety skills for prevention of potential child sexual abuse in Korean society. The subjects of this study were 80 first grade female students, sampled from elementary schools in Seoul. The instruments of this study were the Personal Safety Questionnaire (PSQ) and `What if` Situations Test (WIST) modified by the present researcher. The t-test and Pearson`s correlation coefficient were applied to analyze the data of this study. The results of the analysis were (1) after the Behavioral Skills Training, the children of the training group showed a higher level of knowledge about child sexual abuse than the control group. (2) After the Behavioral Skills Training, the children of the training group showed more adequate self-defensive skills than the control group when they faced situations of possible child sexual abuse. (3) The higher the level of knowledge about child sexual abuse, the more adequate self-defensive skills in situations of child sexual abuse. These results supported the effectiveness of Behavioral Skills Training as preventive education on potential child sexual abuse.
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