ERIC Number: EJ503110
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Personality Characteristics of Father/Perpetrators and Nonoffending Mothers in Incest Families: Individual and Dyadic Analyses.
Smith, Daniel W.; Saunders, Benjamin E.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v19 n5 p607-17 May 1995
This study examined personality traits in 63 pairs of fathers and mothers in which there was acknowledged child sexual abuse by the fathers. A minority of both mothers and offenders differed from norms on traits reflecting social inadequacy, but no personality deviations were prototypical in either group. No evidence for pervasive "dominant-submissive" pairings was found. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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