Parental Discipline And Abuse Potential Effects On Child Depression

1430 Words Nov 21st, 2014 6 Pages
Compiled by Christina Rodriguez of the University of Utah, Parental Discipline and Abuse Potential Affects on Child Depression, Anxiety, and Attributions examines how the treatment of children varies across a broad spectrum of variables. These variables include age, gender, severity of punishment, ethnicity, family income, parental age, and size of family. The assessment of these variables are analyzed via three Attributional Style tests that assess how each independent variable interacts with the dependent variable, which is expressed by how a child responds to punishment and/or abuse, while the independent variable focuses on severity of punishment, if any punishment at all. The main goal of this study is to better understand the causation of psychological problems, if any, of children that are maltreated versus children that are not, and if there are major differences in how a child develops psychologically in response to how well or how poorly they are treated by their guardians. This study not only addresses a child’s potential of vulnerability to psychological issues, but also addresses the potential for abuse by parents and/or guardians. Further, the study looks to correlate depressogenic attributional style and depressive/anxious symptomatology behavior in children of parents who use or have used harsh physical punishment and have a high abuse potential, versus those of a lower abuse potential. This journal article review will look at the information presented, and…

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