Conference Object

Life path trajectories leading to deviant sexual fantasies in sexual aggressors of women

Author(s) / Creator(s)

Gauthier, Alexandre
Deli, Caroline
Garant, Etienne
Proulx, Jean

Abstract / Description

Several researchers have found that sexual aggressors have inadequate coping strategies (e.g., sexual fantasies, substance use). However, very few researchers have empirically examined the theoretical factors considered to be at the origin and involved in the development of these. In 2011, Roberto Maniglio hypothesized that the inadequate coping strategies of sexual aggressors are the result of childhood abuse mediated by internalized psychological problems. The present study therefore aims to empirically test this hypothesis in a Canadian sample of 206 sexual aggressors of women. Among the offenders, 37 killed their victims. Based on an analysis using structural equation modeling (SEM), we identified several direct and indirect trajectories from childhood victimization (psychological, physical and sexual abuse) to the development of inadequate coping strategies (deviant sexual fantasies, alcohol, drugs), through internalized psychological problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, social isolation). These developmental trajectories leading to the adoption of inadequate coping strategies, and their theoretical implications, will be discussed during the presentation.

Keyword(s)

sex aggressors coping strategies drug alcohol sexual deviant fantasies childhood victimizations psychological problems structural equation modeling

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Date of first publication

2021-08-27

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IATSO Conference 2021, Frankfurt, Germany

Publisher

PsychArchives

Citation

Gauthier, A., Deli, C., Garant, E., & Proulx, J. (2021). Life path trajectories leading to deviant sexual fantasies in sexual aggressors of women. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.5072
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Gauthier, Alexandre
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Deli, Caroline
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Garant, Etienne
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Proulx, Jean
  • PsychArchives acquisition timestamp
    2021-08-31T07:55:45Z
  • Made available on
    2021-08-31T07:55:45Z
  • Date of first publication
    2021-08-27
  • Abstract / Description
    Several researchers have found that sexual aggressors have inadequate coping strategies (e.g., sexual fantasies, substance use). However, very few researchers have empirically examined the theoretical factors considered to be at the origin and involved in the development of these. In 2011, Roberto Maniglio hypothesized that the inadequate coping strategies of sexual aggressors are the result of childhood abuse mediated by internalized psychological problems. The present study therefore aims to empirically test this hypothesis in a Canadian sample of 206 sexual aggressors of women. Among the offenders, 37 killed their victims. Based on an analysis using structural equation modeling (SEM), we identified several direct and indirect trajectories from childhood victimization (psychological, physical and sexual abuse) to the development of inadequate coping strategies (deviant sexual fantasies, alcohol, drugs), through internalized psychological problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, social isolation). These developmental trajectories leading to the adoption of inadequate coping strategies, and their theoretical implications, will be discussed during the presentation.
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  • Publication status
    acceptedVersion
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  • Review status
    reviewed
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  • Citation
    Gauthier, A., Deli, C., Garant, E., & Proulx, J. (2021). Life path trajectories leading to deviant sexual fantasies in sexual aggressors of women. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.5072
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  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4496
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5072
  • Language of content
    eng
  • Publisher
    PsychArchives
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  • Is part of
    IATSO Conference 2021, Frankfurt, Germany
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  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5095
  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5103
  • Keyword(s)
    sex aggressors
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  • Keyword(s)
    coping strategies
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  • Keyword(s)
    drug
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  • Keyword(s)
    alcohol
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  • Keyword(s)
    sexual deviant fantasies
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  • Keyword(s)
    childhood victimizations
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  • Keyword(s)
    psychological problems
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  • Keyword(s)
    structural equation modeling
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  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    Life path trajectories leading to deviant sexual fantasies in sexual aggressors of women
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  • DRO type
    conferenceObject
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