ERIC Number: EJ679416
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Aggression by American Parents: National Data on Prevalence, Chronicity, and Severity.
Straus, Murray A.; Field, Carolyn J.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v65 n4 p795-808 Nov 2003
Describes the prevalence of psychological aggression in a nationally representative sample of 991 parents. Prevalence rates greater than 90% and the absence of differences according to child or family characteristics suggests that psychological aggression is a near universal disciplinary tactic of American parents. Discusses the implications of the findings for the conceptualization of psychological "abuse". (Contains 38 references, 3 tables, and 1 figure.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A