publication . Article . 2001

Child maltreatment: risk of adjustment problems and dating violence in adolescence.

Anna-Lee Pittman; David A. Wolfe; Christine Wekerle; Katreena Scott;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2001 Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, volume 40, pages 282-289 (issn: 0890-8567, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
ABSTRACT Objective To examine the relationship between child maltreatment, clinically relevant adjustment problems, and dating violence in a community sample of adolescents. Method Adolescents from 10 high schools ( N = 1,419; response rate=62%) in southwestern Ontario completed questionnaires that assessed past maltreatment, current adjustment, and dating violence. Logistic regression was used to compare maltreated and nonmaltreated youths across outcome domains. Results One third ( n = 462) of the school sample reported levels of maltreatment above the cutoff score on the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. Girls with a history of maltreatment had a higher risk of...
free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Poison control, Risk factor, Psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Juvenile delinquency, Sexual abuse, Anger, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Child abuse, Physical abuse, Victimology
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