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Citation

Li JC, Cheung CK, Jia CX, Mlyakado BP. J. Interpers. Violence 2019; 34(14): 3034-3055.

Affiliation

City University of Hong Kong, China.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, SAGE Publishing)

DOI

10.1177/0886260516665106

PMID

27578389

Abstract

Compensated dating (CD) has emerged as a global concern since the 1990s. Although considerable empirical research has been conducted to assess the patterns of and factors influencing CD, limited information is currently available on the attitudes of guardians (e.g., social workers, police officers, parents of students, and community representatives) in a Chinese community toward this issue. Using survey data collected from 962 guardians, the current study analyzes the guardians' perceptions of CD and their self-efficacy in handling this issue.

RESULTS show that these guardians perceive CD to be exploitative or harmful and that their self-efficacy in handling this issue was low. In particular, social workers appeared to be considerably tolerant for this phenomenon. Perceptions of CD were partly predictable by age, gender, and educational attainment, whereas self-efficacy was partly predictable by experience working with cases involving CD. This study represents the first attempt to analyze the guardians' views on a new form of child abuse. Moreover, this research has implications for social intervention, policy, and future research.

© The Author(s) 2016.


Language: en

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