Parents’ Potential for Child Abuse: An Intergenerational Perspective

  title={Parents’ Potential for Child Abuse: An Intergenerational Perspective},
  author={Ricky Finzi-Dottan and Galit Harel},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
This study examined predictors for parents’ potential for abusing their children. Two hundred and thirteen Jewish and Arab parents of children up to 6 years of age completed six questionnaires assessing child-abuse potential, childhood history of abuse/neglect, attachment style, emotional control, perceived stress, and cognitive appraisal of parenthood. Results indicated that parents who experienced childhood abuse and neglect scored significantly higher in child-abuse potential than parents… CONTINUE READING

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