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ERIC Number: ED296211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Pattern Analysis of Adolescent Abusive Behavior toward Parents.
Evans, Ellis D.; Warren-Sohlberg, Luann
Recently, awareness of abuse of parents by their adolescent offspring has increased. Research has not addressed the issue of police involvement in adolescent to parent abuse, even though people in law enforcement have become increasingly involved in mediating family disputes and applying sanctions against abuse activity. This study analyzed police case reports (N=73) of formal complaints about adolescent aggression toward parents to answer questions about identity of complainant, gender relationships in patterns of parental abuse, age trends in assaultive behavior, reasons for adolescent-parent disputes that precipitate violence, types of violence expressed by adolescents toward their parents, and police resolution of these domestic abuse incidents. Results showed a strong modal pattern of male adolescent-to-mother abuse associated largely with conflicts about home responsibilities, money, and privilege. Results are related to similar studies based solely on adolescent self-report or survey methods and are interpreted in the context of adolescent stress and conflict theory. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A