This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Factors Associated With 3 Year Stability And Change In Parenting Behavior Of Abusive Parents

630 words - 3 pages

This article is a reflection on a study with a dual purpose, in which the stability of parenting amongst abusive parents were examined. Over a three year period, Haskett, Neupert, & Okado (2013) examined children who were between preschool and their first grade years. Haskett (2013) also chose to study the predicting factors which encouraged the rates of change in parenting behavior. Parental life stress, depression, socioeconomic status and race were examined as possible predictors for abusive parenting.


Haskett (2013) mentioned a previous study in 1996 by Kolko who “collected weekly measures of parenting during treatment of abusive parents to identify predictors of treatment success and failure” (Haskett et. al). Kolko found that the parents who found their children were difficult to manage continued to use excessive force. Kolko's study was conducted in 1996, but yet it is still relevant in today’s society. Parents who may have received ...view middle of the document...

By using an multilevel modeling, that Hackett et. al (2013), “explored within and between-person differences in trajectories of parenting behavior” (p. 264). The authors expected parenting to be guided by predicting factors: present depressive symptoms in the parent, child’s behavioral problems, parental life stress, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and the child’s gender. “We also explored whether those factors would predict change in parenting over time” (Hackett et. al p.264).
A history of physical abuse was used to select participants for this study. Hackett et. al (2013) chose participants, in which documented physical abuse had taken place within a year prior before enrolling. This specificity, allowed for 92 children, between four and seven years old, and their parents to participate. The families who volunteered to for the study, received a letter in the mail from a social worker with Child Protection Services (CPS). Those who received the letter for enrollment were notified of CPS’s non involvement with the study. It wouldn’t be disclosed to CPS those involved in the study and information referencing their participation.
The study measured Parenting Behavior through: Observed Parenting, Parents Self-Report of Parenting, and Child’s Report of Parenting. Predictors of Change Over Time was measured through: Life Stressors, Parental Depressive Symptoms, Parents Perception of Child’s Behavior and Demographic Factors.
Twenty-four minute parent child interactions were used for Observed Parenting. Hackett et. al (2013), used the standards of past studies of parenting. The first task was to play with age appropriate materials in a room for seven minutes. Second task involved the parents instructing the children, by asking, to clean up the materials that were used, draw a person, and to sit quietly while the parents read a magazine. The final task required the parents to help their child complete an age appropriate puzzle, without touching the puzzle pieces. Preschool Parenting Measure, consisting of eighteen items, was used for the Parents Self-Report of Parenting. Parents were to use a four point scale with the indicated items, which represented and reflected their parenting style.
For the Child Report of Parenting portion a Child Puppet Interview consisting of seventeen items.

Find Another Essay On Factors Associated with 3-Year Stability and Change in Parenting Behavior of Abusive Parents

Social Media Parenting Single Parents, Parenting with Social Media

2609 words - 11 pages Parenting is hard! Being responsible for the development, protection, growth, health, and care for a child is all consuming and at times overwhelming. From sun up until well past sun down, day after day, year after year, the raising of a child is the full time job that never offers a break. Rewarding, of course, difficult, hell yes it is. Single parents face all of the challenges and difficulties of any parent but have to face them without the

The Factors in Parenting Styles and their Influences on Children

2292 words - 10 pages ), so the findings principally represent the parenting styles adopted among the parents of this generation. Besides, the majority of the respondents are females (See Figure 1.2). There are 4 parts of the questionnaire: the personal information, the factors in parenting styles, the types of parenting styles and the influences on children. The questionnaire contains 21 questions in total, with 4 questions regarding factors, 8 questions regarding

climate change and stability of a developing country

1476 words - 6 pages in religious buildings like the Shwedagon Pagoda. But an advantage that women have here is that they can work in professional occupations working as doctors, lawyers, writers, dentists, teachers and scientist. Family household consist of 3 generations. If families don’t live in the same house then usually they live fairly close to the parents so they can often visit. All children are expected to obey and respect their parents and elderly family

Eradicating Social Factors Associated with Mental Illness

1291 words - 6 pages , news, and TV. In the news, the mentally ill only get recognized when they do a heinous act like shoot up a school or commit a crime. For instance, last month in Florida a mother tried to drive her minivan with 3 kids in it across the Atlantic Ocean, or when the news exploits a 39 year old mother from Utah for killing 6 babies and wrapping them up in a box. In other words, the media rarely ever shows the mentally ill recovering from their disorder

The Factors Associated With Adolescent Depression

1974 words - 8 pages (Lasko et al. 1996). Children of parents' with a major depressive disorder are 2 to 3 times more likely to have depression than parents that do not have a mental illness (Lapalme, Hodgins, LaRoche, 1997). Depressed children have described the family environment as being less supportive and more separated, with high levels of criticism and rejection (Stein, Williamson, Birmaher, Brent, Kaufman, Dahl, Perel, Ryan, 2000). In the same study Stein et al

Risk Factors Associated With Behavioural Disorders

1148 words - 5 pages high animal welfare concerns (Leatherman et al, 1998). Works Cited Bachmann I, Audige L and Stauffacher M. (2003). Risk factors associated with behavioural disorders of crib-biting, weaving and box-walking in Swiss horses. Equine Veterinary Journal. Volume 35. Issue 2. Page 163.

Deviant Behavior Associated With Fraternity Parties

1697 words - 7 pages Introduction The consumption of alcohol by minors in the United States of America is an issue that has existed for many decades and is widely believed to take place within the college environment. The most commonly known location that is associated with underage drinking on college campuses across the nation is the Greek System, an area populated by sororities and fraternities. Recently, the media and general public have placed a very negative

Socialism and Ideas Associated with the Movement in Relation to those of Romanticism

1728 words - 7 pages Socialism and Ideas Associated with the Movement in Relation to those of Romanticism Although diverging in opinion on many topics and in many areas, Romanticism was as much an idea as it was a building block for Socialism. Romanticism developed after the French Revolution of 1789, and was influencial to Socialist icon Karl Marx’ ‘Communist Manifesto’. This was the leading piece of literature for the socialist/communist

Parents and Teenagers Unlawful Behavior

1426 words - 6 pages In January of 2006, a tragedy happened when three adolescents, 18-year olds Brian Hooks and William Ammons and 17-year old Thomas Daugherty bludgeoned Norris Gaynor to death with a baseball bat. The three people also beat two other homeless men in separate attacks during the same night, one of which is caught on surveillance camera. Based on the incidence, a related debate has been raised on the necessity of the parents’ monetary compensation of

What does the juxtaposition of act 4 with 3 in Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion highlight about change?

839 words - 3 pages is Eliza's case in Act III to IV, it is entirely obvious to the readers of her change in both persona and demeanor.At the beginning of Act III, Mr. Higgins is seen violently entering the abode of Mrs. Higgins at her at-home day. Everything seems to be going well, and Higgins is acting crudely, but normally. All goes well at the house, including Eliza's entrance. She greets everyone with an appropriate 'how do you do', and continues to chat about

Problems Associated with Drought in Africa, and Proposed Solutions

2036 words - 8 pages in South Africa by the year 2025', Water Institute of South Africa, viewed 4/8/2010. Pearce, F 2006,'Africa barred from carbon trading', New scientist, viewed 25/3/2010. Pellegrino ,E 2009, 'Researcher sees an ocean of possibilities with seawater irrigation', Washington , viewed 4/8/2010. Qiu, J & Cressey,D 2008, ‘Taming the sky’, Nature’, viewed 10/4/2010. Scott, F 2005,'Coninental divide: why Africa's are change burden is greater

Similar Essays

Development Theory And Experience Ii Eco Hons, 3 Rd Year, Srcc Affect Of Change In Demography

687 words - 3 pages feasibility. A couple can have a child and condition its next fertility decision on the survival of this child. The desired number of children can be attained sequentially. This strategy is called targeting. Obviously targeting generally is associated with lower fertility rates because the total numbers of children do not have to be created in advance. A change in the demographic regime from Hoarding to targeting can lead to a drastic lowering of

Are Adolescents With Abusive Parents At A Greater Risk Of Abusing Drugs Or Alcohol?

1886 words - 8 pages ) factors such as physical, mental, sexual abuse and even parental substance abuse can increase the risk of a child developing an abuse problem during adulthood. The purpose of this literature review is to investigate if, indeed children with an abusive past could develop an alcohol or drug problem. Parents who abuse drugs, alcohol, & children The main focus of this study is to examine if children who are abused are at a greater risk of

Personality Stability And Change In Trait Theories Of Allport And Eysenck

1128 words - 5 pages under his theory is difficult, and, consequently, measurement of personality stability or change is problematic. Contrary to Allport, personality analysis of Eysenck was nomothetic in nature, with strong emphases on biological foundations of traits. To construct and explain personality he used typical for the natural sciences approach that support generalization. Through statistical evaluation Eysenck established two main bipolar dimensions of

Parenthood: Parents And Step Parenting Essay

2513 words - 11 pages unacceptable. Some have been neglected and their parents are unable to take care of them due to mental health problems, substance abuse or incarceration. Step Parenting occurs when parents have re-partnered after separation, step-relationships often cross house-hold boundaries. The children may have a co-resident step parent, a non-resident step parent or both. In addition, one or both partners in cupels without any co-resident children may have