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ERIC Number: ED134894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 23
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Lonely Parents: Observations by Public Health Nurses of Alienation in Child Abuse.
Young, Marjorie
Public health nurses (n=191) were queried regarding their observations of alienation in families who abuse their children. Comparison was made of social isolation and powerlessness in abusive families and a control group of non-abusive families, through the Internal-External Locus of Control Scale and FIRO-B, with significant differences noted in both social isolation and powerlessness. Nurse respondents provided additional information for comparison regarding support systems available to families in times of crisis, numbers of friends, communication with spouses, and integration into the community Interferences in learning of the parental role was assessed through a number of indicators including ability to deal with the child's behavior and the parent's unrealistic expectations of the child. All of the hypotheses were sustained with the exception of the unrealistic expectations of the child, which only partially discriminated at a significant level of confidence. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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