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Using A Structural Equation Model To Examine Child Maltreatment Potential Across Ecological Systems In A Population Of Families In Poverty

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Using A Structural Equation Model To Examine Child Maltreatment Potential Across Ecological Systems In A Population Of Families In Poverty

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dc.contributor.author Juby, Cynthia Lorraine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:55:53Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:55:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:55:53Z
dc.date.submitted August 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1048 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/12
dc.description.abstract This study was a secondary analysis designed to examine the ecological system indicators of child maltreatment potential. A total of 263 families living within 200% of the poverty level were included in the sample. Results of the study revealed the exosystem indicator of social support had the greatest impact on child maltreatment while maltreatment of the parent as a child (history of maltreatment), an ontogenic system indicator, was the second highest predictor. Additionally, these two indicators were highly correlated within the structural model. The microsystem indicator of parental educational attainment and the macrosystem indicator of belief in corporal punishment had less of an impact on child maltreatment potential, although their relationship was significant. Furthermore, of the indicators that supported the child maltreatment potential factor, distress had the highest loading, while rigidity appeared to have no substantial contribution within the model and was deleted. The final model, using AMOS statistical software, suggests and adequate fit [chi-square = 50l.98 (p = .031); CFI = .957; PGFI = .596; RMSEA = .044; PCLEOSE = .643]. Final R² was equal to .48. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Rycraft, Joan en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Using A Structural Equation Model To Examine Child Maltreatment Potential Across Ecological Systems In A Population Of Families In Poverty en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Rycraft, Joan en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=619
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