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“THE STORY ABOUT ME” Psychological perspectives on young men who sexually offended in adolescence

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Title: “THE STORY ABOUT ME” Psychological perspectives on young men who sexually offended in adolescence
Authors: Ingevaldson, Sara
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Tidefors, I., Ingevaldson, S., & Goulding, A. Recidivism in criminal behavior—a ten-year follow-up study of 45 adolescent boys identified as sex offenders. Manuscript submitted for publication.

II. Ingevaldson, S., Goulding, A., Grip, K., & Tidefors, I. Adult attachment and psychological well-being in young men who sexually offended during adolescence. Manuscript submitted for publication.

III. Ingevaldson, S., Goulding, A., & Tidefors, I. (2017). Self-views in twenty young men who were identified as sexual offenders in adolescence: A mixed-method study. Sexual Offender Treatment, 12. Can be retrieved from

IV. Ingevaldson, S., Goulding, A., & Tidefors, I. (2016). Experiences of intimate relationships in young men who sexually offended during adolescence: Interviews 10 years later. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 22, 410-422.

Date of Defence: 2018-03-16
Disputation: Fredagen den 16 mars 2018, klockan 10.00 i sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: adolescent sexual offending; Adult Attachment Interview; follow-up study; intimate relationships; mixed-method; psychological well-being; sexuality; reoffending; views of self.
Abstract: In this thesis I aimed to study, from a psychological viewpoint, what adult life is like for young men who sexually offended in adolescence. Data had previously been gathered from a group of 45 adolescents who had sexually offended. About 10 years later, 20 of these 45, now men aged 22–31 years, agreed to participate in the present project. In Study I, all original 45 participants were included. In Studies II, III, and IV, the 20 participants who agreed to participate in a second data collection... more
ISBN: 978-91-984488-7-0 (PDF)
978-91-984488-6-3 (Print)
ISSN: 1101-718X
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