Stigmatization of People with Pedophilia: Two Comparative Surveys

@article{Jahnke2015StigmatizationOP,
  title={Stigmatization of People with Pedophilia: Two Comparative Surveys},
  author={Sara A Jahnke and Roland Imhoff and Juergen Hoyer},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={21-34}
}
Despite productive research on stigma and its impact on people’s lives in the past 20 years, stigmatization of people with pedophilia has received little attention. We conducted two surveys estimating public stigma and determining predictors of social distance from this group. In both studies, pedophilia was defined as a “dominant sexual interest in children.” The survey was comprised of items measuring agreement with stereotypes, emotions, and social distance (among others). Responses were… 
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