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ERIC Number: EJ759202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy and Mothers' Child Abuse Potential
Casanueva, Cecilia E.; Martin, Sandra L.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n5 p603-622 2007
This research examines whether women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy have a higher child abuse potential than women who have not experienced IPV. Data were analyzed from a longitudinal investigation of IPV during pregnancy. This study recruited 88 pregnant women during prenatal care and followed them for 1 1/2 years. IPV was assessed using the Conflict Tactics Scale 2 (CTS2). The woman's potential for child abuse was assessed using the Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI). There was a significant positive association between IPV and child abuse potential scores (p = 0.003), even after controlling for sociodemographics. The odds of having a high level of child abuse potential were 3 times greater for women who were victims of IPV compared to nonvictims. Higher child abuse potential scores of the victimized women resulted mainly from the Distress and Problems with Others CAPI scales. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale; Child Abuse Potential Inventory