Parental Satisfaction in Child Abuse and Neglect: A Review of Standardized Measures
Aggression and Violent Behavior
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Low levels of parental satisfaction have been implicated in parents' utilization of harsh disciplining strategies and perpetration of child abuse and neglect. Although measures of parental satisfaction have been present for more than 3 decades, the employment of these instruments in child maltreatment populations has been limited, perhaps due to a lack of empirical evaluation. This paper reviews extant studies that demonstrate the need to examine the relationship between parental satisfaction and child maltreatment, and provides a critical examination of existing measures of parental satisfaction, including their psychometric support and application to child maltreatment. Recommendations are offered regarding the utility of these measures in child maltreatment.
Child abuse and neglect; Child maltreatment; Parent satisfaction
Parental Satisfaction in Child Abuse and Neglect: A Review of Standardized Measures.
Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11(6),