Child abuse: an exploration of the causes and contributory factors

Andrews, Lindzie (2011) Child abuse: an exploration of the causes and contributory factors. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this dissertation was to explore the subject of child abuse and to identify four factors that could contribute towards its occurrence and then analyse and evaluate the plausibility of each one.

    The four contributory factors that were found to be most prevalent in the literature search were socio-economic stressors, parental substance misuse, domestic violence and the intergenerational transmission theory. A wealth of resources was found to show how each factor contributed towards the occurrence of child abuse. These were then analysed and discussed in separate chapters, and a critique was made of each one.

    No one factor was established to prevail over any other as the main causation of child abuse, this was found to be due to the multifaceted nature of child abuse and the close relationship between each factor.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 09:18
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4193

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