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Psychosocial factors associated with mother–child violence: a household survey

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Title
Psychosocial factors associated with mother–child violence: a household survey
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Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00127-016-1298-0
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Carla Ferreira de Paula Gebara, Cleusa Pinheiro Ferri, Fernanda Monteiro de Castro Bhona, Marcel de Toledo Vieira, Lelio Moura Lourenço, Ana Regina Noto

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the psychosocial factors associated with violence by women against their children, using a household survey. Households in two neighborhoods in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, with different socioeconomic profiles, were selected through probability sampling and surveyed. A total of 446 women with children up to 18 years of age were interviewed. A sociodemographic questionnaire, the CTSPC (Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scales), the CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) and the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) were applied. Using STATA statistical software, logistic regression analysis was performed to investigate the association between psychosocial variables and domestic violence against children. The prevalence of violence by mothers against their children during the 3 months prior to data collection was as follows: psychological aggression, 70.5% (n = 304); corporal punishment, 51.4% (n = 232); and physical maltreatment, 9.8% (n = 46). Women with a higher educational level exhibited lower odds of committing psychological aggression (OR 0.47; CI 0.24-0.91) and corporal punishment (OR 0.32; CI 0.16-0.64). Age was associated with corporal punishment, with older women (OR 0.94; CI 0.91-0.97) reporting a lower frequency of this type of violence against their children. Residing in the neighborhood with higher socioeconomic status reduced the odds of reporting psychological aggression (OR 0.45; CI 0.27-0.75). Maternal depression (OR 3.75; CI 1.51-9.31) and harmful drinking (OR 4.73; CI 1.17-19.10) were risk factors for physical maltreatment. The results point to the need for preventive strategies for mother-child violence in low and middle income countries, with a focus on the mothers' education and mental health, especially with regard to the younger ones.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 99 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 20%
Student > Bachelor 15 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 8%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 21 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 29 29%
Social Sciences 18 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Materials Science 2 2%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 27 27%

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