ERIC Number: EJ565213
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Impact of Individuals' Characteristics and Experiences on Their Definitions of Child Maltreatment.
Portwood, Sharon G.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v22 n5 p437-52 May 1998
A study explored the extent to which the characteristics and experiences of 46 mental-health professionals, 48 legal professionals, 60 medical professionals, 49 educators, 61 parents, and 59 nonparents, influenced their definitions of abuse and neglect. Results indicate professional experience with child maltreatment has greater influence than personal experience. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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