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A personality-based taxonomy of an out-patient sample of 112 sexually abusive adolescents is described. Five subgroups were derived from cluster analytic procedures applied to Personality Patterns scales scores from the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACl), and were named: Normal, Antisocial, Submissive, Dysthymic/dInhibited, and Dysthymic/Negativistic. The groups were also found to be differentiated on the psychopathology scales of the MACl The results of the study provide evidence of the heterogeneity of adolescent sexual abusers in both personality characteristics and psychopathology. Comparison of groups differentiated on the basis of victim characteristics did not indicate a relationship between personality and sexual offence.
Author(s): Richardson G, Kelly TP, Graham F, Bhate SR
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
ISSN (print): 0144-6657
ISSN (electronic): 2044-8260
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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