ERIC Number: ED306001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Social Relationships of Physically Abused Preadolescent Urban School Children.
Salzinger, Suzanne; And Others
A model of the effects of physical abuse on child peer social status was tested in an ongoing empirical study of 8- to 12-year-old physically abused urban school children and matched control children selected from among their classmates. The model posited that family patterns of violent behavior predict general behavioral disturbance in the children and provide behavioral models for children's adoption of aggressive behavior. The model further suggests that the aggressive behavior that the children exhibit to peers largely accounts for the abused children's lowered social status among peers. And finally it suggests that the generally high level of behavioral disturbance found in abused children has far-reaching and pervasive effects on the children's functioning in areas over and above those having to do with their social status. Results from the study in progress, based on 78 pairs of children, were consistent with the proposed model. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Kansas City, MO, April 27-30, 1989).