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Gender-specific linkages of parents’ childhood physical abuse and neglect with children’s problem behaviour: evidence from Japan

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2016
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Title
Gender-specific linkages of parents’ childhood physical abuse and neglect with children’s problem behaviour: evidence from Japan
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BMC Public Health, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3072-3
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Takashi Oshio, Maki Umeda

Abstract

Childhood abuse has far-reaching effects, not only for survivors of maltreatment but also for subsequent generations. However, the mechanism of such intergenerational linkages has not been fully explored. This study investigated this linkage with special reference to its gender-specific features. A dataset of parents and their children, obtained from a cross-sectional survey in the Tokyo metropolitan area of Japan, was used. The study sample consisted of 1750 children aged between 2 and 18 years (865 daughters and 885 sons) and their parents (1003 mothers and fathers). Regression models were estimated to assess the associations among 1) both parents' childhood physical abuse and neglect (childhood abuse), 2) parents' psychological distress, as measured by the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6), and 3) children's problem behaviour, as measured by the clinical scales of the Child Behavior Checklist. Daughters' problem behaviour was more closely associated with mothers' than fathers' childhood abuse, whereas sons' problem behaviour was more closely associated with their fathers' experience. The impact of mothers' childhood abuse on daughters' problem behaviour was mediated at a rate of around 40 % by both parents' psychological distress. The proportion of the effect mediated by parents' psychological distress was less than 20 % for the impact of fathers' childhood abuse on sons' problem behaviour. The intergenerational impact of parental childhood abuse on children's problem behaviour is gender specific, i.e. largely characterized by the same gender linkages. Further studies that explore the mechanisms involved in the intergenerational impact of childhood abuse are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 85 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 18 21%
Student > Master 18 21%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 21 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 26 30%
Psychology 18 21%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 25 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 June 2016.
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#7,393,009
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#5,757
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#107,821
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#1
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