HASHEMIAN. K1, TALEBI. M2
Professor of clinical psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Rode hen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran -
MSc Student of Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Rode hen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between dissociative experiences and childhood trauma in adolescent
offenders residing in Tehran Correction and Rehabilitation Center. This study was correlational. The study sample consists of 140
adolescent offenders residing in Tehran Correction and Rehabilitation Center. Census-based surveys were performed to select samples.
To collect data, Adolescent Dissociative Experience Scale (A-DES) and childhood trauma questionnaire (CTQ) were used. In
order to analyze the data, in addition to descriptive statistical methods, Pearson correlation test and multiple regression analysis
were run in the SPSS statistical software.
The results showed that there is a strong correlation between childhood trauma and dissociative experiences of the adolescent
offenders. In addition, two variables of emotional maltreatment and sexual maltreatment positively predicted the components of imaginary
involvement and absorption and depersonalization. Moreover, emotional maltreatment positively predicts the dissociative
Childhood trauma, Dissociative Experiences, Adolescent offenders.