Unintended Consequences: How Parenting Behaviors Can Impact Children’s Future Perpetration of Sexual Coercion.

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Page Count
8
Year Published
2016
Author (Individual)
Richardson, Evin Winkelman.
Author (Organization)
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF
This brief discusses the relationship between family-of-origin factors and future perpetration of sexual coercion. Research shows that children's experiences growing up, such as a negative interparental relationship quality and harsh or inconsistent parenting, can lead to feelings of entitlement, which means children believe they deserve special treatment. Feelings of entitlement were associated with a higher likelihood of perpetrating sexual coercion in a study of male college students. This brief discusses these findings and how practitioners can help parents create a positive foundation for their children to reduce future incidence of sexual coercion. (Author abstract)

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