Physical and psychological aggression and the use of parenting styles: a comparison of African-American and Caucasian families

dc.contributor.advisorWerlinich, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Alexis Karenen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-12T06:03:33Z
dc.date.available2006-09-12T06:03:33Z
dc.date.issued2006-08-09en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine differences in the relationship between physical and psychological aggression and the parenting styles of 24 African-American and 22 Caucasian parents. The sample of 92 participants came from pre-existing data of couples and families who attended therapy at the Family Service Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Physical and psychological aggression were measured by a self-report instrument of conflict behaviors, the Conflict Tactics Scale, Revised. Parenting practices were measured with the Parenting Practices Questionnaire. A Pearson's correlation or analyses of variance were used to determine if a relationship existed between the level of physical and psychological aggression and parenting styles, and whether this relationship varies by the race/culture of the family and gender of the parents. The findings suggest that the interaction of race and gender impacts the parenting styles of African-American mothers. Clinical implications are suggested.en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/3911
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth Sciences, Mental Healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCouple conflict tacticsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledparenting stylesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAfrican-Americansen_US
dc.titlePhysical and psychological aggression and the use of parenting styles: a comparison of African-American and Caucasian familiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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