publication . Article . 2009

Staff attributions towards men with intellectual disability who have a history of sexual offending and challenging behaviour.

L. MacKinlay; P. E. Langdon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Jul 2009
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Background  Staff working within secure services for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are likely to work with sexual offenders, but very little attention has been paid to how they think about this sexual offending behaviour. Method  Forty-eight staff working within secure services for people with ID were recruited and completed the Attribution Style Questionnaire in relation to the sexual offending behaviour and challenging behaviour of men with mild ID. Attributions towards challenging behaviour and sexual offending were compared and relationships between level of ID and seriousness of the sexual offence were explored. Results  The results indicated t...
Subjects
free text keywords: H, Rehabilitation, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Neurology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Clinical Neurology, Attribution, Challenging behaviour, Social environment, Developmental psychology, Intellectual disability, medicine.disease, medicine, Sex offense, Psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Sexual abuse, Borderline intellectual functioning, Social cognition
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publication . Article . 2009

Staff attributions towards men with intellectual disability who have a history of sexual offending and challenging behaviour.

L. MacKinlay; P. E. Langdon;