Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Terry Knapp

Number of Pages

54

Abstract

The present study examines the abusive parenting attitudes of three subject populations (self-referred, abusive, and custody) in a parent training group. All subjects were administered the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) before and after the parenting group. The hypothesis that all groups would make gains on the AAPI following the parent training intervention was not supported, with the exception of one AAPI construct (family roles) for the abusive subjects. It was revealed that the self-referred and custody groups' scores were similar, both pre and post, on the AAPI. However, the abusive population differed from the other two groups, both pre and post, on only two constructs (developmental expectations and corporal punishment). Implications of this research and suggestions for further exploration are presented.

Keywords

Abuse; Attitudes; Parent; Parenting; Subgroups; Training

Controlled Subject

Behaviorism (Psychology); Clinical psychology; Developmental psychology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1699.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/2hy5-191n


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