Effects of child interview method on accuracy and completeness of sexual abuse information recall

Claudia A. Edwards1, Bruce D. Forman1
1University of Miami, United States
Cite this article:  Edwards, C. A., & Forman, B. D. (1989). Effects of child interview method on accuracy and completeness of sexual abuse information recall. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 17(2), 237-248.

Volume 17 Issue 2 | e589 | Published: August 1989 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1989.17.2.237

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To determine if there were differences between using anatomically correct dolls, drawings, or verbal descriptions in the accuracy and completeness of information, 45 girls aged 9 to 10 were studied. The children were shown a 12-minute videotape designed to provide information on sexual abuse and its prevention. Participants were interviewed individually and requested to tell everything they remembered about the videotape using 1 of the 3 methods. Results indicated that the children in the group using either dolls or drawings obtained higher scores, but the differences between groups were not statistically significant.


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