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ERIC Number: EJ916557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Father's and Mother's Psychological Violence and Adolescent Behavioral Adjustment
Melancon, Claudiane; Gagne, Marie-Helene
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n5 p991-1011 Mar 2011
Maternal and paternal psychological violence were examined as potential risk factors for internalized and externalized behavior problems displayed by adolescents. Childhood family violence (physical and psychological parental violence), current extrafamily violence (bullying and dating violence), and family structure were taken into account. A sample of 278 adolescents (mean age: 14.2) were recruited in three public schools located in low to high socioeconomic areas. Participants were in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades, and each completed a self-administered questionnaire. Frequency of current psychological violence is about the same for each parental figure. The three most frequent and least frequent psychologically violent parental practices were also the same for both parental figures. Psychological violence of both parents was related to internalized and externalized behavior problems over and above family structure, childhood family violence, and current extrafamily violence. (Contains 1 note and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada