The assessment of mother-child interactions in physically abusive and nonabusive families

Abstract

Physically abusive mothers and their children were compared with matched nonabusive mothers and their children in a laboratory playroom setting. Parenting skills, as well as mother-child interaction patterns, were assessed using three different tasks designed to create varying levels of parental stress and child frustration. Mother-child interactions were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00978563

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