THE EFFECT OF FAMILY ENVIRONMENT FACTORS IN THE ETIOLOGY OF CHILD ABUSE
Twenty-three abusing couples were compared with a matched group of 23 non-abusing couples in terms of stress levels and family environment factors (cohesion, expressiveness, conflict, independence, achievement orientation, organization, control) which might mediate the response of abuse to stress. Parents who had physically abused their children were found to have significantly greater stress, conflict, and control and a significantly lower level of cohesion, independence, and achievement orientation than non-abusing parents. However, none of the mediating effects of the family environment factors reached the level of significance.
CALVERT, ANITA JUNE, "THE EFFECT OF FAMILY ENVIRONMENT FACTORS IN THE ETIOLOGY OF CHILD ABUSE" (1986). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8617353.