Conceptualization, reporting and underreporting of child abuse in Hong Kong.

  title={Conceptualization, reporting and underreporting of child abuse in Hong Kong.},
  author={Joseph T F Lau and Jianghong Liu and Aaron Yu and C. K. Wong},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={23 11},
OBJECTIVE To understand the conceptualization of child abuse and attitudes on reporting behaviors of Hong Kong adults. METHODS Cross-sectional telephone survey of 1,001 randomly selected subjects. MAIN RESULTS There is a discrepancy between perceived prevalence and the ability to name different child abuse types without prompting: 79.9% named physical abuse, while 41.2% felt it was common: 21.0% named child neglect, while 76.9% felt it was common; 13.4% named psychological abuse, while 47.4… CONTINUE READING
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