Enhancing Self Efficacy and Resilience through Integrated Intervention among Sexually Abused Girl Children

Authors

  • V. Vineetha
  • A.Velayudhan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2968

Keywords:

sexually abused children, Resilience, self efficacy, integrated intervention, kerala

Abstract

Child sexual abuse has been found widespread all over the world. The national crime records bureau (NCRB)
point out that, in India, one out of four children will be a causality of sexual mistreatment in each hour. Over
the fear of being sexually abused, one in every five children doesn’t feel secure. The traumatic experience
of sexually being abused children is associated with low self – efficacy, defined as the belief in one’s own
ability to effectively function and exercise control within a situation(1). Decreased level of self-efficacy
due to sexually being abused also increases the level of negative mental health and behavioral outcomes
such as posttraumatic stress disorder (2).Child sexual abuse has been linked to numerous psychological and
behavioral consequences for survivors throughout their lifetime. Resilience is critical for coping as it means
children are better able to deal with life circumstances. Better coping is preventive in the sense that children
with resilience resources are better equipped to avoid the development of future problems. The present study
identifies the effectiveness of the integrated intervention on enhancing self-efficacy and Resilience among
sexually abused girl children. 37 sexually abused children were part of the study. The sample was selected
from Government Nirbhaya Home located in Quilon District in Kerala. Based on the statistical analysis the
results are discussed and conclusions are arrived at.

Author Biographies

V. Vineetha

Doctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University

A.Velayudhan

Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

V. Vineetha, & A.Velayudhan. (2021). Enhancing Self Efficacy and Resilience through Integrated Intervention among Sexually Abused Girl Children. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 87-92. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2968