A meta–analysis of the relationship between social skills and sexual offenders
A meta–analysis examined eleven studies examining the relationship between social skills (communication competence) and whether the person was a sexual offender (rapist, molester, incest offender, pedophile, exhibitionist). After the removal of one study due to methodological reasons, the remaining ten studies provide a homogeneous set of effects demonstrating that sexual offenders possess fewer social skills than nonoffenders (r =.334). Results of the meta–analysis offer insight into the role communication skills plays in understanding the nature of sexual offenders.
Emmers‐Sommer, Tara M., Mike Allen, John Bourhis, Erin Sahlstein, Kara Laskowski, Wendy L. Falato, Jeff Ackerman et al. "A meta‐analysis of the relationship between social skills and sexual offenders." Communication Reports 17, no. 1 (2004): 1-10.
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