Family Violence as a Determinant Factor in Juvenile Maladjustment

    Volume 37, Issue 6 (November 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Luna, A
    Assistant Professor, Postgraduate student, and Full Professor, School of Medicine, University of Murcia, Espinardo, Murcia,

    Alarcón, C
    Assistant Professor, Postgraduate student, and Full Professor, School of Medicine, University of Murcia, Espinardo, Murcia,

    Osuna, E
    Assistant Professor, Postgraduate student, and Full Professor, School of Medicine, University of Murcia, Espinardo, Murcia,

    (Received 10 October 1991; accepted 28 February 1992)

    Abstract

    The family is one of the major socialization agencies for children. Parents are one of the most important models from whom the child and adolescent acquire a wide variety of behavior patterns, attitudes, values, and norms. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of factors related to family conflicts in the genesis of social maladjustment. A total of 189 young people (110 boys and 79 girls) from training schools connected with the juvenile court in Murcia (Spain) were studied. The subjects' ages ranged from 11 to 18 years (mean 13.51, SD 0.16). Our sample comprised a group of minors who experienced a high incidence of intrafamilial pathology, which was found to be a significant discriminant factor. Aggressive behavior, rules, norms, values, opinions, and attitudes toward aggressivity can be learned in the family setting.


    Paper ID: JFS13353J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13353J

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    Title Family Violence as a Determinant Factor in Juvenile Maladjustment
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    Committee E30