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NCJ Number: 230258 Find in a Library
Title: Developmental Process Analysis of the Contribution of Childhood Emotional Abuse to Relationship Violence
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:180-203
Author(s): Sara R. Berzenski; Tuppett M. Yates
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 24
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study conducted a developmental process analysis of the contribution of childhood emotional abuse to relationship violence in a sample of undergraduates.
Abstract: Despite indications that emotional abuse might be the core factor underlying the negative effects of child maltreatment, it has received little attention, particularly with respect to its impact on interpersonal relationships in adulthood. Results indicated that emotional abuse was a stronger predictor of relationship violence than other maltreatment subtypes. Emotion dysregulation partially mediated this relationship, driven by its behavioral component, impulsivity. Gender and ethnicity effects were examined. Findings point to the need for increased attention to adult outcomes of emotional abuse and increased clinical awareness of emotion regulation as a key developmental mechanism of adaptation in adulthood. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child emotional abuse and neglect; Dating Violence; Domestic violence causes; Emotional disorders; Gender issues; Long term health effects of child abuse; Violence causes
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