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NCJ Number: 42393 Find in a Library
Title: CHILD ABUSE AS A WORK-RELATED PROBLEM
Journal: CORRECTIVE AND SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR TECHNOLOGY, METHODS AND THERAPY  Volume:23  Issue:2  Dated:(1977)  Pages:53-55
Author(s): B JUSTICE; D F DUNCAN
Corporate Author: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Mid-Continent Hospital
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Olathe, KS 66061
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE WHAT ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAUSE OF CHILD ABUSE, USING THE SOCIAL READJUSTMENT RATING SCALE (SRRS) TO COMPARE ABUSIVE AND NON-ABUSIVE PARENTS.
Abstract: THE SRRS WAS ADMINISTERED TO MATCHED GROUPS OF PARENTS WHO HAD ABUSED THEIR CHILDREN AND TO PARENTS WHO HAD NOT ABUSED THEIR CHILDREN, BUT WHO HAD EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS WITH THEM. THE RESEARCHERS FOUND FOUR TYPES OF WORK-RELATED SITUATIONS TO BE PERILOUSLY STRESSFUL SITUATIONS FOR PARENTS SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHILD ABUSE. THESE ARE: UNEMPLOYED FATHERS CARING FOR CHILDREN AT HOME; WORKING MOTHERS WITH JOB AND DOMESTIC OBLIGATION OVERLOADS; HUSBANDS, ESPECIALLY PROFESSIONALS, WORKING SO HARD THAT THEY NEGLECT THEIR WIVES; AND TRAUMATIC WORK EXPERIENCES RESULTING IN UNDISPELLED TENSION. PREVENTION STRATEGIES SUGGESTED BY THE AUTHORS INCLUDE PASSAGE OF A FEDERAL LAW GUARANTEEING TOTAL EMPLOYMENT; REDUCING THE POSSIBILITIES OF ON-THE-JOB HAZARDS; INCREASING THE NUMBER OF EASILY ACCESSIBLE CHILD CARE FACILITIES; AND MINIMIZING SEXISM. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...EB
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse causes; Crime prevention measures; Discrimination; Environmental influences; Reform; Research and development; Role perception; Sociology; Unemployment
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