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NCJ Number: 156451 Find in a Library
Title: Childhood Maltreatment, Childhood Social Support, and Child Abuse Potential in a Basque Sample
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:19  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:907-920
Author(s): J De Paul; J S Milner; P Mugica
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 14
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compares rates of childhood physical and sexual abuse obtained from a Basque sample with rates from a similar study conducted in the United States.
Abstract: This study also examines the relationships between childhood physical and sexual abuse, childhood social support, and abuse potential in the Basque sample. Although the overall rates of physically abusive behaviors were similar in the Basque and US samples, the rates of physical abuse sequelae (bruises/welts, cuts/scratches, dislocations, burns, bone fractures) were lower in the Basque sample. In addition, while the rates of sexual abuse were similar for females, the sexual abuse rates for Basque males were more than double the rates reported for US males. As expected, a childhood history of physical and sexual abuse was directly related to child abuse potential. Childhood social support, especially father support, was inversely associated with abuse potential. An interaction between a childhood history of physical abuse and father support was found where those with a history of abuse and low levels of father support had the highest level of abuse potential and those with a history of abuse and high levels of father support had the lowest level of abuse potential. Tables, figure, references, appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abusing parents; Child Sexual Abuse; Country-by-country analyses; Crimes against children; Cross-cultural comparisons; Domestic assault; Spain; Studies; Victims of Crime
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