Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291777
Title:
PARENTS ANONYMOUS PROFILE: A COMPARISON (CHILD ABUSE)
Author:
DeMatteo, Kathleen Ellen, 1948-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to compare abusing parents to a random sample from the general population. A questionnaire given to 613 abusing parents was administered to a small (n = 30) control group. Data reported supported prevailing theories in literature that parents abuse because of low self-esteem, negative attitudes towards their roles as parents and dissatisfaction with their children as well as being socially isolated and undergoing high stressors without adequate means of dealing with stress or resources for support. Results did not support the theory which claims parents abuse because they have inadequate knowledge of children or child development. Implications for future research are the necessity of a nationwide study comparing abusive parents and a random sample, more studies of abusive fathers as well as examining the validity of some of the prevailing theories of causality. Implications for the therapist are, that to deal effectively with abusive parents, a multi-dimensional approach is necessary.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Abusive parents -- Psychology.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Counseling and Guidance
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Newlon, Betty J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePARENTS ANONYMOUS PROFILE: A COMPARISON (CHILD ABUSE)en_US
dc.creatorDeMatteo, Kathleen Ellen, 1948-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDeMatteo, Kathleen Ellen, 1948-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to compare abusing parents to a random sample from the general population. A questionnaire given to 613 abusing parents was administered to a small (n = 30) control group. Data reported supported prevailing theories in literature that parents abuse because of low self-esteem, negative attitudes towards their roles as parents and dissatisfaction with their children as well as being socially isolated and undergoing high stressors without adequate means of dealing with stress or resources for support. Results did not support the theory which claims parents abuse because they have inadequate knowledge of children or child development. Implications for future research are the necessity of a nationwide study comparing abusive parents and a random sample, more studies of abusive fathers as well as examining the validity of some of the prevailing theories of causality. Implications for the therapist are, that to deal effectively with abusive parents, a multi-dimensional approach is necessary.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAbusive parents -- Psychology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounseling and Guidanceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNewlon, Betty J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1331395en_US
dc.identifier.oclc18157947en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16483261en_US
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