Associated factors of child maltreatment and its consequences among children diagnosed with and without adhd: a comparative study - when telling is not enough...-

Evinç, Şükran Gülin
Child maltreatment is one of the most severe problems that child mental health experts deal with. Limited studies on this field suggest risk of child maltreatment is higher for children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorder. There is also great need for investigating child maltreatment and its risk factors in Turkish society. In the present study, with the aim of understanding maternal attitudes and actual practices of discipline styles, qualitative and quantitative analyses were run with 125 children and their mothers. Results indicated that mothers of children with ADHD combined type were more prone to approve physical and verbal punishment as discipline styles, consistently; children with ADHD combined type were more frequently and more severely exposed to both physical and verbal maltreatment. Maternal approval of verbal maltreatment as a discipline style predicted disruptive behaviors of children and disruptive behaviors of children predicted increased v maternal approval and practice of physical punishment as a discipline style. Maternal scores on perception of childhood sexual abuse, emotion focused coping style, personality characteristics, and psychopathologies were found to be predictive for maternal approval and actual practicing of abusive discipline styles. Maternal approval of physical punishment was predictor of child depressive symptoms and it was a mediator between oppositional behaviors and depressive symptoms.


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Citation Formats
Ş. G. Evinç, “Associated factors of child maltreatment and its consequences among children diagnosed with and without adhd: a comparative study - when telling is not enough...- ,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2011.