Date of Award
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
Michelle R. Guyton, Ph.D.
To date there is a lack of research looking at the influence of military background on sexual offending. The current study utilized retrospective data from a sample of sexual offenders referred for evaluation at a sex offender treatment facility in Oregon. The study participants were divided into two groups: those who endorsed prior military involvement and those who did not. A MANOVA was used to examine possible differences in scores on four scales of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI): Anxiety, Antisocial, Aggression, and Stress. Although the results were non-significant, this study marks an important point in research with sexual offenders by noting possible influences of military involvement on sexual offending.
Sankaram, Uma R. (2010). Military Influences on Personality Characteristics of Sexual Offenders: An Examination of PAI Scale Scores (Master's thesis, Pacific University). Retrieved from: