Father’s and Mother’s Psychological Violence and Adolescent Behavioral Adjustment

Father’s and Mother’s Psychological Violence and Adolescent Behavioral Adjustment

Father’s and Mother’s Psychological Violence and Adolescent Behavioral Adjustment

Father’s and Mother’s Psychological Violence and Adolescent Behavioral Adjustments

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Référence bibliographique [158]

Melançon, Claudiane et Gagné, Marie-Hélène. 2011. «Father’s and Mother’s Psychological Violence and Adolescent Behavioral Adjustment ». Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 26, no 5, p. 991-1011.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The present study investigates the link between current maternal and paternal psychological violence and internalized and externalized behavior problems of adolescents, while controlling for previous parental violence experienced in childhood (physical and psychological), current bullying, and dating violence. » (p. 995)

Questions/Hypothèses :
In this article, « [i]t is expected that current psychological violence will contribute to explaining internalized and externalized behavior problems, over and above other victimization experiences. The link between current psychological violence perpetrated by each parent and behavior problems is explored. » (p. 995)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon comprend 278 adolescents provenant de la région de Québec. Les participants étaient en secondaire 1, 2 et 3 au moment de la complétion des questionnaires.

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Maternal and paternal psychological violence were examined as potential risk factors for internalized and externalized behavior problems displayed by adolescents. Childhood family violence (physical and psychological parental violence), current extrafamily violence (bullying and dating violence), and family structure were taken into account. [...] [Results show that f]requency of current psychological violence is about the same for each parental figure. The three most frequent and least frequent psychologically violent parental practices were also the same for both parental figures. Psychological violence of both parents was related to internalized and externalized behavior problems over and above family structure, childhood family violence, and current extrafamily violence. » (p. 991)