Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Association Among Battered Mothers’ Parenting Competences and Children’s Behavior

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Title: Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Association Among Battered Mothers’ Parenting Competences and Children’s Behavior
Authors: Rosser Limiñana, Ana | Suriá Martínez, Raquel | Mateo-Perez, Miguel-A
Research Group/s: Intervención Psicosocial con Familias y Menores (IPSIFAM) | Grupo de Investigación en Mediación e Intervención Social (GIMIS) | Psicología Social y Salud (PSS) | Observatorio Europeo de Tendencias Sociales (OBETS)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Comunicación y Psicología Social | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Trabajo Social y Servicios Sociales
Keywords: Intimate partner violence (IPV) | Parenting | Children | Mother–child interactions | Behavioral problems | Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) | Shelters
Knowledge Area: Psicología Social | Trabajo Social y Servicios Sociales
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Rosser-Limiñana A, Suriá-Martínez R, Mateo Pérez MÁ. Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Association Among Battered Mothers’ Parenting Competences and Children’s Behavior. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(4):1134. doi:10.3390/ijerph17041134
Abstract: Background: Exposure to violence perpetrated on a mother by her intimate partner (IPV or intimate partner violence) has an impact on the psychosocial adjustment of her children. In addition, the violence suffered by mothers could affect parental competences. Methods: Through the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), this work analyzes the psychosocial adjustment in children between 6 and 17 years old who live with their mothers in shelters after having experienced IPV situations. It also explores the association between mothers’ parenting competences and children’s adjustment in shelters. Results: The evaluation shows a negative correlation between the quality of mothers’ care of their children during their stay in shelters and the rate of children’s behavioral problems, so that the better the parental competences of mothers, the lower the rate of behavioral problems presented by children. Conclusions: As a result of IPV, mother–child relationships can be affected. Children exposed to IPV may exhibit more externalizing behavior problems and their mothers may have difficulty demonstrating competent parenting behaviors while living in a shelter. Work should be aimed at reestablishing parenting competences in mothers and the quality of mother–child interactions while they remain in the shelters, in an effort to mitigate the psychosocial consequences of IPV for their children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/102766
ISSN: 1661-7827 (Print) | 1660-4601 (Online)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17041134
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041134
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