Physical violence and psychological aggression towards children: Five-year trends in practices and attitudes from two population surveys

Authors: 

Clément, Marie-Ève
Chamberland, Claire

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Year of Publication: 
2007
Source: 
Child Abuse and Neglect, Volume 31, Issue 9, pp. 1001-1011
Abstract: 

This study, conducted in Quebec, compared the rates of household psychological aggression and physical violence towards children, as reported by mothers in a telephone survey, between 1999 and 2004. Reports of minor physical violence towards a child by an adult living in the household decreased by 5% in 2004 compared to 1999. Reports of repeated psychological violence increased by 5%. Eighty percent of mothers reported the use of psychological aggression towards a child by an adult living in the household, 43% reported at least one episode of minor violence, and 6% reported at least one episode of severe physical violence. Attitudes favoring the use of violence for disciplinary purposes showed a significant decrease over the course of the study.

ISBN / ISSN / DOI: 
0145-2134
Type of Publication: 
Journal article
Category: 
Canadian CW research