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ERIC Number: ED014107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 48
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PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS ABOUT PHYSICAL CHILD ABUSE IN THE UNITED STATES.
GIL, DAVID G.; NOBLE, JOHN H.
THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND OPINIONS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON CHILD ABUSE AND RELATED ISSUES WERE INVESTIGATED WITH A STANDARD, MULTI-STAGE AREA PROBABILITY SAMPLE OF NON-INSTITUTIONAL UNITED STATES RESIDENTS 21 OR OLDER (1520 RESPONDENTS), IN A SURVEY DESIGNED BY BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY AND CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER. A COMPUTER PROGRAM SELECTED OPTIMAL EXPLANATORY VARIABLE COMBINATIONS WITH INTRA-CLASS CORRELATION COEFFICIENT ESTIMATES. THIRTY-ONE TABLES PRESENT VARIOUS RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS, GENERAL PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD ABUSE, KNOWLEDGE OF SPECIFIC INCIDENTS, KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD PROTECTIVE AGENCIES, AWARENESS OF, AND PARTICIPATION IN, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, VERBALIZED REACTIONS TO HEARSAY AND WITNESSED ABUSE, PROPENSITY TOWARD CHILD ABUSE, OPINIONS ON PROTECTING THE CHILD, METHODS OF TREATING THE PERPETRATOR, ALLOCATION OF PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR HANDLING ABUSE CASES, AND THE AMOUNT OF PUBLICITY TO BE GIVEN. AN ESTIMATE, WITH RESERVATIONS, IS GIVEN FOR THE INCIDENCE OF CHILD ABUSE IN THE UNITED STATES. CIRCUMSTANCES, EXTENT OF INJURIES, AND RESULTING ACTION IN SPECIFIC INSTANCES ARE SUMMARIZED. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.
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