ERIC Number: ED326803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Long-Term Effects of Parent-to-Child Violence for Women.
Downs, William R.; And Others
The relationships between experiences of parental violence during childhood and the development of alcoholism or victimization by severe violence from a partner in adulthood were examined by comparing samples of women in treatment for alcoholism (N=89), women receiving services for partner victimization (N=94), and a random sample of women (N=99). These relationships were examined in a multivariate model, controlling for childhood socioeconomic status, presence of a parent with alcohol-related problems, number of changes in childhood family structure, race of respondent, current alcohol use (in comparing partner victimization and random samples), and partner violence (in comparing alcoholism treatment and random samples). Face-to-face interviews were administered to all three samples. The Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS) assessed both father-to-daughter and mother-to-daughter relationships. Women in treatment for alcoholism were characterized by higher levels of verbal aggression and moderate violence from fathers as well as severe violence from both parents. Women receiving services for partner victimization were characterized by higher levels of verbal aggression from both parents as well as severe violence from the mother. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (52nd, Seattle, WA, November 9-14, 1990).