Negative affect and parental aggression in child physical abuse.

@article{Mammen2002NegativeAA,
  title={Negative affect and parental aggression in child physical abuse.},
  author={Oommen K Mammen and David J. Kolko and Paul A. Pilkonis},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={407-24}
}
OBJECTIVE Parental negative affect is a risk factor for child physical abuse. As negative affect contributes to aggression, and because physical abuse involves an aggressive act directed at the child, we examined the relationship between negative affect and parent-to-child aggression (PTCA) in parents reported to Child Protective Services for physical abuse. METHOD Baseline assessment data were retrospectively examined on 49 participants in a treatment study for child physical abuse. The… CONTINUE READING

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