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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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BERGAMO, Lilian Paula Degobbi  and  BAZON, Marina Rezende. Child's experiences and risk of physical abuse: mechanisms involved in repeating violence. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.4, pp. 710-719. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000400011.

This study verified the generational transmission of physical abuse examining variables related to educative and care practices received during childhood and the relationship with the parents. Two groups were formed, one of parents notified by Child Protective Service Agencies for maltreatment (G1) and the other with no violence background against their children (G2), both were compared afterwards. An expressive percentage of G1 participants reported have received more severe physical punishment in the childhood and even more frequent than G2, which characterized the presence of psychological or physical abuse. Furthermore, G1 participants evaluated the relation with their parents and the family environment in which they were raised in a more negative way than G2 participants. The results enabled the illustration of some mechanisms involved in the generational transmission of violence, outlining some ways to prevent the problem.

Keywords : Family Relationships; Child Discipline; Child Abuse; Generational Transmission; Learning Process [Affection].

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