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Parenting style and maltreatment of Kenyan children in middle childhood

Show simple item record L Ayiro, CV Mbagaya, LA Othuon 2020-08-12T08:39:52Z 2020-08-12T08:39:52Z 2019
dc.description.abstract Parents have a lasting impact on their children’s growth and development. While child safe-guarding has been linked to healthy development, child maltreatment has been associated with negative long term consequences including child psychopathology. Research has shown that child maltreatment is a global problem and parents are the most common perpetrators. Globally, it is estimated that 25.3% of children experience some form of violence every day and almost one billion children are maltreated by their caregivers. In Kenya, it is approximated that at least 32% of males and 26% of females experience some form of maltreatment during childhood and a total of 12.1% of children present psychopathological related behavior. This study investigated the association between parenting style and child maltreatment among 330 Kenyan children aged between 7 and 10 years. Multi-stage and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the children and their parents. Crosssectional research design and correlational analytic strategy was used. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, paired sample t-test and hierarchical regression analysis. A total of 155 (52%) fathers and 140 (48%) mothers drawn from 330 households completed the Conflict Tactics Scale and Parenting Style and Dimensions Questionnaires. Findings indicated that mothers maltreated their children more than did fathers; mothers (M= 1.67, SD=. 52, 107) and fathers (M= 1.51, SD=. 52, n= 107), t= 2.72, df= 107, p=. 01. Mothers’ and fathers’ parenting style were predictors of child maltreatment (β=. 28, p=. 00) and (β=. 17, p=. 04) respectively. Specifically, mothers … en_US
dc.subject child maltreatment, middle childhood, parenting style en_US
dc.title Parenting style and maltreatment of Kenyan children in middle childhood en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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