Social and school adjustment of adolescent victims of child mal-treatment in residential child care.
AbstractThe aim of this study was to examine the social and school adjustment of maltreated adolescents during their childhood who were in residential child care. In addition, it aimed at checking whether there were any differences between those minors who were subjected to different protective measures. The study included 318 adolescents from the Basque Autonomous Community belonging to three groups. The first group was composed by 69 (31 women and 38 men) adolescent victims of serious family maltreatment, who were separated from their biological families, and were in residential child care; the second group consisted of 75 (29 women and 46 men) adolescent victims of moderated maltreatment, living with their biological families under treatment. Finally, the third group was formed by 174 nonmaltreated adolescents (95 women and 79 men). The age of the subjects ranged between 13 and 18 years (M = 15.35, SD = 1.68). The results showed that, regardless of the child protective measure, those who had been maltreated during their childhood had greater difficulties in social and school adaptation.
Copyright (c) 1970 Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The works published in this journal are subject to the following terms:
1. The Publications Service of the University of Murcia (the publisher) retains the property rights (copyright) of published works, and encourages and enables the reuse of the same under the license specified in paragraph 2.
2. The works are published in the online edition of the journal under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (legal text). You can copy, use, distribute, transmit and publicly display, provided that: i) you cite the author and the original source of publication (journal, editorial and URL of the work), ii) are not used for commercial purposes, iii ) mentions the existence and specifications of this license.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
3. Conditions of self-archiving. Is allowed and encouraged the authors to disseminate electronically pre-print versions (version before being evaluated and sent to the journal) and / or post-print (version reviewed and accepted for publication) of their works before publication, as it encourages its earliest circulation and diffusion and thus a possible increase in its citation and scope between the academic community. RoMEO Color: Green.