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ERIC Number: ED166929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Personality Characteristics of Child Abusing Parents.
Flanagan, Clyde; And Others
A study involving 22 fathers and 21 mothers was conducted to explore several personality characteristics of child abusive parents which may set them apart from nonabusive peers. A social history was taken, and each parent completed both the Motivation Analysis Test (MAT) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Among findings were the following: the average mother did not finish high school and came from a family of four children; child abusing fathers obtained the most frequent low points on MMPI paranoia and social introversion scales; abusive parents, according to MAT data, tend strongly to be individuals whose wants and needs are not being satisfied. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAPSC (29th, Washington, D.C., November 16-20, 1977); Print is marginal and may not reproduce well in hard copy