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Child Sexual Abuse in the Anglican Church of Australia

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, September 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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Title
Child Sexual Abuse in the Anglican Church of Australia
Published in
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, September 2012
DOI 10.1080/10538712.2012.689424
Pubmed ID
Authors

Patrick N. Parkinson , Parkinson PN, Oates RK, Jayakody AA, R. Kim Oates , Amanda A. Jayakody

Abstract

This article reports on a retrospective study of cases of child sexual abuse complaints made against clergy, other employed pastoral staff, and volunteers in the Anglican Church of Australia between 1990 and 2008. There were 191 allegations of sexual abuse made by 180 complainants against 135 individuals. Twenty-seven of those 135 had more than one complaint made against them. Three-quarters of all complainants were male. The most likely explanation for the large proportion of abused males is that the church gives many more opportunities for abusers to be alone with boys than with girls. Prevention strategies need to focus on reducing the opportunities for abuse to occur as well strategies concerning the recruitment of professional staff and volunteers.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 18%
Student > Master 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Researcher 2 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 12%
Other 5 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 47%
Unspecified 4 24%
Social Sciences 3 18%
Engineering 1 6%
Design 1 6%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2017.
All research outputs
#2,177,043
of 9,652,674 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
#69
of 342 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,583
of 110,374 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
#2
of 5 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 9,652,674 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 77th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 342 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its peers.
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