Repositorio UVigo

Adolescent-to-parent violence: psychological and family adjustment

Investigo Repository

Adolescent-to-parent violence: psychological and family adjustment

Seijo Martínez, Dolores; Vázquez Figueiredo, María José; Gallego, Raquel; Gancedo, Yurena; Novo Pérez, Mercedes
 
DATE : 2020-11-25
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER : http://hdl.handle.net/11093/2319
UNESCO SUBJECT : 6102 Psicología del Niño y del Adolescente ; 6112 Estudio Psicológico de Temas Sociales ; 6101.01 Desórdenes del Comportamiento
DOCUMENT TYPE : article

ABSTRACT :

Adolescent-to-Parent Violence (APV) or Child-to-Parent Violence (CPV) is a specific form of violence that has remained inconspicuous until recently, but is becoming a mounting social issue and is increasingly the focus of scientific research. Of the variables related to APV, the study assessed the characteristics of the family system and its relationship to the psychosocial adjustment of adolescents, an aspect scarcely examined in the literature. Thus, a field study was performed on a community sample of 210 adolescents aged 12–17 years (51.4% girls) who were assessed on measurements of APV, parenting (parental socialization), victimization, and psychological adjustment (personal, family, and school). The results revealed higher rates of psychological APV, and no gender effects in violence exercised against either parent. The adolescents involved in APV exhibited a greater psychological maladjustment in the different areas under analysis. Moreover, adolescents engaging in psychological APV reported a parental socialization style characterized by severe strictness and supervision ... [+]
Adolescent-to-Parent Violence (APV) or Child-to-Parent Violence (CPV) is a specific form of violence that has remained inconspicuous until recently, but is becoming a mounting social issue and is increasingly the focus of scientific research. Of the variables related to APV, the study assessed the characteristics of the family system and its relationship to the psychosocial adjustment of adolescents, an aspect scarcely examined in the literature. Thus, a field study was performed on a community sample of 210 adolescents aged 12–17 years (51.4% girls) who were assessed on measurements of APV, parenting (parental socialization), victimization, and psychological adjustment (personal, family, and school). The results revealed higher rates of psychological APV, and no gender effects in violence exercised against either parent. The adolescents involved in APV exhibited a greater psychological maladjustment in the different areas under analysis. Moreover, adolescents engaging in psychological APV reported a parental socialization style characterized by severe strictness and supervision in comparison to non-aggressors not implicated in psychological APV. Finally, adolescents exercising APV who were victimized by their parents showed more psychological, personal, and school maladjustment. These results have implications for needs analysis and the planning of community prevention strategies. [-]

Show full item record



Files in this item

Attribution 4.0 International Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution 4.0 International
2013 Universidade de Vigo, Todos los derechos reservados
Calidad So9001