Victimization and psychopathic features in a population-based sample of Finnish adolescents

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Saukkonen , S , Aronen , E T , Laajasalo , T , Salmi , V , Kivivuori , J & Jokela , M 2016 , ' Victimization and psychopathic features in a population-based sample of Finnish adolescents ' , Child Abuse and Neglect , vol. 60 , pp. 58-66 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.09.008

Title: Victimization and psychopathic features in a population-based sample of Finnish adolescents
Author: Saukkonen, Suvi; Aronen, Eeva T.; Laajasalo, Taina; Salmi, Venla; Kivivuori, Janne; Jokela, Markus
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
University of Helsinki, Behavioural Sciences
Date: 2016-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 9
Belongs to series: Child Abuse and Neglect
ISSN: 0145-2134
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/228901
Abstract: We examined different forms of victimization experiences in relation to psychopathic features and whether these associations differed in boys and girls among 4855 Finnish school adolescents aged 15-16 years. Psychopathic features were measured with the Antisocial Process Screening Device-Self Report (APSD-SR). Victimization was assessed with questions about violent and abusive experiences across lifetime and within the last 12 months. Results from linear regression analysis showed that victimization was significantly associated with higher APSD-SR total scores, more strongly in girls than boys. Recent (12-month) victimization showed significance in the relationship between victimization and psychopathic features; especially recent sexual abuse and parental corporal punishment were strong determinants of higher APSD-SR total scores. The present study demonstrates novel findings on how severe victimization experiences relate to psychopathic features in community youth, especially in girls. The findings underscore the need for comprehensive evaluation of victimization experiences when psychopathic features are present in youth. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Adolescence
Victimization
Psychopathic features
CALLOUS-UNEMOTIONAL TRAITS
POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER
FEMALE JUVENILE-OFFENDERS
CONDUCT PROBLEMS
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
SECONDARY VARIANTS
MID-ADOLESCENCE
MENTAL-HEALTH
YOUTH
PERSONALITY
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
513 Law
515 Psychology
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