Comparison of Mothers' and Fathers' Child abuse potentials: A case of north cyprus


BEYAZIT U., BÜTÜN AYHAN A.

CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, vol.38, no.2, pp.295-302, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-018-9897-4
  • Journal Name: CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-302
  • Keywords: Child abuse, Child abuse potential, Father, Mother, PHYSICAL ABUSE, SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS, CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, PARENTING STRESS, COMMUNITY SAMPLE, SEXUAL-ABUSE, RISK-FACTORS, NEGLECT, MALTREATMENT, FAMILY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The role of the current sociopolitical context in the north of Cyprus on the subject of child abuse remains unclear. By considering the unique context of the island, a comparison of mothers' and fathers' child abuse potential in north Cyprus is examined in this study. The participants of the study were 338 parents. The participants completed an Information Form and Child Abuse Potential Inventory. Although there are no statistically significant differences among the mothers' and fathers' potential risk for committing child abuse, child abuse potential was found to differ according to the birth places of the fathers, the ownership status of the homes in which the fathers live and the educational status of both the mothers and fathers. The findings suggest that the socioeconomic factors might impact child abuse potential in the migrant population of north Cyprus. As with the efforts on the prevention of child abuse, social support systems for the migrant families should be improved.