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NCJ Number: 230256 Find in a Library
Title: Child Maltreatment History and Interpersonal Problems in Adult Couple Relationships
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:138-158
Author(s): Alison Paradis; Sophie Boucher
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles
Montreal (Quebec) , H3C 3J7
Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC)
Quebec (Québec) G1R 5M8,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the relationship between interpersonal problems in adult couple relationships and childhood maltreatment in a sample of 1,728 university students who completed an online questionnaire.
Abstract: Victims of maltreatment reported higher levels of couple interpersonal problems. Also, the experience of childhood maltreatment is more strongly associated with couple interpersonal difficulties for males than for females. For females, emotional neglect is more consistently related to couple interpersonal problems, including problems with being nonassertive, distant, and self-sacrificing. For males, physical abuse is significantly associated with the likelihood of being domineering, distant, and self-sacrificing. The issue of how the different forms of maltreatment might contribute differently to couple interpersonal problems for males and females is addressed and discussed. Figures, tables, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abused-nonabused child comparisons; Canada; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Domestic assault; Domestic relations; Domestic violence causes; Foreign criminal justice research; Gender issues; Long term health effects of child abuse; Socialization; Socially challenged
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