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NCJ Number: 148363 Find in a Library
Title: History of Spouse Violence Against Mother: Correlated Risks and Unique Effects in Child Mental Health
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1994)  Pages:79- 98
Author(s): S Spaccarelli; I N Sandler; M Roosa
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 20
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study used a sample of 303 children and their caretakers recruited from inner-city schools in order to examine spouse violence against mother as a risk factor for child psychopathology.
Abstract: The analysis was conducted in the context of other potential risk factors including low socioeconomic status, parental drinking problems, parental divorce, child abuse or neglect, child foster placement, and parental incarceration. The results showed that a family history of violence against mother was associated with several other risk factors, specifically frequent family moves, parental alcoholism, and parental divorce. Violence against mother was statistically significant in its relationship to self-reported conduct problems in girls but did not account for unique variance in boys' symptomology. 3 tables and 59 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Acting out behavior; Children of battered women; Domestic relations; Problem behavior
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