Les comportements sexuels problématiques chez les jeunes : exploration des trajectoires développementales durant l'enfance et l'adolescence

Authors: Chouinard Thivierge, Stéphanie
Advisor: Lussier, Patrick
Abstract: In the field of research about juvenile sexual offending, the clinical and psychopathological perspective remains prevalent. Few empirical studies and explanatory models suggest a developmental perspective of sexual delinquency among young people. To overcome this important limitation, this exploratory study aimed to better describe and explain the continuity and discontinuity trajectories of sexual behavior problems during childhood and adolescence. A random sample (n = 80) consisting of young persons who were referred to Quebec’s Child Welfare system for sexual behavior problems has been used for this research project. Three groups of young people showing distinct developmental trajectories were identified and compared. The results of comparative analysis show some significant differences, especially regarding family and behavioral aspects. Despite these differences, this study shows mainly the presence of significant similarities between the three groups, which explains in part the theoretical and conceptual lack of precision surrounding the explanation of the continuity and discontinuity trajectories of sexual behavior problems in childhood and adolescence. Theoretical, conceptual and methodological leads are proposed in order to improve the actual state of knowledge regarding the development of sexual behavior problems.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/27946
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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