Author

Raymond Foody

Publication Date

1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Milner, Joel S.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Child abuse

Abstract

Subjects at risk for physical child abuse (n = 28) and not at risk for abuse (n = 28) were presented positive and negative vignettes concerning their own or someone else's child. In addition the vignettes were either mitigating or not mitigating. Dependent variables were internal/external, stable/unstable/, global/specific, and intentional/unintentional attributions. Subjects were also measured on an affective measure: pleasing/annoying. Compared to not at risk subjects, subjects at risk for physical child abuse were shown to experience less attributional change as a result of mitigating information being provided in the vignettes. This effect ocurred regardless of whether the vignettes were positive or negative, or about their own or someone else's child.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [118]-129)

Extent

viii, 233 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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