Expanding the test of counterfeit deviance: are sexual knowledge, experience and needs a factor in the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136542
Title:
Expanding the test of counterfeit deviance: are sexual knowledge, experience and needs a factor in the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability?
Authors:
Lockhart, Karen; Guerin, Suzanne; Shanahan, Sean; Coyle, Kevin
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland. karen.lockhart@sjog.ie
Citation:
Expanding the test of counterfeit deviance: are sexual knowledge, experience and needs a factor in the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability?, 31 (1):117-30 Res Dev Disabil
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Research in developmental disabilities
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136542
DOI:
10.1016/j.ridd.2009.08.003
PubMed ID:
19815374
Abstract:
It is posited within the literature that the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability may be influenced by low levels of sexual knowledge, lack of sexual experience and unmet sexual needs. In this study, individuals with sexualised challenging behaviour were identified and matched for gender, age and ability level with individuals recruited to the non-sexualised and no challenging behaviour groups. All (n=24) were interviewed using the Socio-Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Tool - Revised (SSKAAT-R) and the Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs Scale for Intellectual Disability (Sex-Ken-ID) to assess their sexual knowledge, experience and needs. Adaptive behaviour was measured as a covariate. In the current study, contrary to expectations in the wider literature, the sexualised challenging behaviour group showed significantly higher levels of sexual knowledge in several areas when adaptive behaviour was controlled. Their needs in relation to Dating and Intimacy were also significantly higher but no differences were found between groups in relation to sexual experience. The implications of these findings for service provision are outlined along with the considerations of directions for future research.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
It is posited within the literature that the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability may be influenced by low levels of sexual knowledge, lack of sexual experience and unmet sexual needs. In this study, individuals with sexualised challenging behaviour were identified and matched for gender, age and ability level with individuals recruited to the non-sexualised and no challenging behaviour groups. All (n=24) were interviewed using the Socio-Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Tool - Revised (SSKAAT-R) and the Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs Scale for Intellectual Disability (Sex-Ken-ID) to assess their sexual knowledge, experience and needs. Adaptive behaviour was measured as a covariate. In the current study, contrary to expectations in the wider literature, the sexualised challenging behaviour group showed significantly higher levels of sexual knowledge in several areas when adaptive behaviour was controlled. Their needs in relation to Dating and Intimacy were also significantly higher but no differences were found between groups in relation to sexual experience. The implications of these findings for service provision are outlined along with the considerations of directions for future research.
Keywords:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES; CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR; SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; SEXUALITY
MeSH:
Activities of Daily Living; Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Aged; Coitus; Contraception Behavior; Day Care; Female; Health Services Needs and Demand; Homosexuality; Humans; Interview, Psychological; Male; Masturbation; Mental Retardation; Middle Aged; Personal Space; Rehabilitation, Vocational; Sex Education; Sexual Behavior; Social Behavior Disorders; Social Environment; Socialization
ISSN:
1873-3379

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dc.contributor.authorLockhart, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorGuerin, Suzanneen
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Seanen
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Kevinen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-21T16:06:05Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-21T16:06:05Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationExpanding the test of counterfeit deviance: are sexual knowledge, experience and needs a factor in the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability?, 31 (1):117-30 Res Dev Disabilen
dc.identifier.issn1873-3379-
dc.identifier.pmid19815374-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2009.08.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136542-
dc.descriptionIt is posited within the literature that the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability may be influenced by low levels of sexual knowledge, lack of sexual experience and unmet sexual needs. In this study, individuals with sexualised challenging behaviour were identified and matched for gender, age and ability level with individuals recruited to the non-sexualised and no challenging behaviour groups. All (n=24) were interviewed using the Socio-Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Tool - Revised (SSKAAT-R) and the Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs Scale for Intellectual Disability (Sex-Ken-ID) to assess their sexual knowledge, experience and needs. Adaptive behaviour was measured as a covariate. In the current study, contrary to expectations in the wider literature, the sexualised challenging behaviour group showed significantly higher levels of sexual knowledge in several areas when adaptive behaviour was controlled. Their needs in relation to Dating and Intimacy were also significantly higher but no differences were found between groups in relation to sexual experience. The implications of these findings for service provision are outlined along with the considerations of directions for future research.en
dc.description.abstractIt is posited within the literature that the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability may be influenced by low levels of sexual knowledge, lack of sexual experience and unmet sexual needs. In this study, individuals with sexualised challenging behaviour were identified and matched for gender, age and ability level with individuals recruited to the non-sexualised and no challenging behaviour groups. All (n=24) were interviewed using the Socio-Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Tool - Revised (SSKAAT-R) and the Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs Scale for Intellectual Disability (Sex-Ken-ID) to assess their sexual knowledge, experience and needs. Adaptive behaviour was measured as a covariate. In the current study, contrary to expectations in the wider literature, the sexualised challenging behaviour group showed significantly higher levels of sexual knowledge in several areas when adaptive behaviour was controlled. Their needs in relation to Dating and Intimacy were also significantly higher but no differences were found between groups in relation to sexual experience. The implications of these findings for service provision are outlined along with the considerations of directions for future research.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.subjectCHALLENGING BEHAVIOURen
dc.subjectSEXUAL BEHAVIOURen
dc.subjectSEXUALITYen
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living-
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshCoitus-
dc.subject.meshContraception Behavior-
dc.subject.meshDay Care-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHomosexuality-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInterview, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMasturbation-
dc.subject.meshMental Retardation-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPersonal Space-
dc.subject.meshRehabilitation, Vocational-
dc.subject.meshSex Education-
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavior-
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavior Disorders-
dc.subject.meshSocial Environment-
dc.subject.meshSocialization-
dc.titleExpanding the test of counterfeit deviance: are sexual knowledge, experience and needs a factor in the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Psychology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland. karen.lockhart@sjog.ieen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in developmental disabilitiesen

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