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Article: Prevalence of child maltreatment and its association with parenting style: A population study in Hong Kong

TitlePrevalence of child maltreatment and its association with parenting style: A population study in Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordsparenting styles
child maltreatment
Chinese
Issue Date2019
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16 n. 7, p. article no. 1130 How to Cite?
AbstractPrevious studies point to a link between parenting style and child maltreatment, but evidence from a Chinese context is lacking. We investigated the association between parenting style and child maltreatment in Hong Kong, and examined whether family socio-economic status and child gender moderate this relationship. Using stratified random sampling, 7585 children in Grade 1 to Grade 3 of 51 schools in Hong Kong were recruited and their parents were invited to complete the questionnaire. The past year weighted prevalence for minor physical abuse, severe/very severe physical abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect were 63.9%, 23.4%, 84.1%, and 23.2%, respectively. Authoritarian parenting was associated with all types of child maltreatment (prevalence ratio (PR) range: 1.10–1.53; p < 0.001), whereas authoritative parenting was associated with a lower risk of all types of child maltreatment (PR range: 0.89–0.97; p < 0.001). Child maltreatment is prevalent in Hong Kong and is strongly associated with parenting style. The association was significantly stronger among girls and those with higher family socioeconomic status. Education to empower parenting skills may alleviate the burden of child maltreatment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/289142
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.849
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.883
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dc.contributor.authorLo, CKM-
dc.contributor.authorHo, FK-
dc.contributor.authorWong, RS-
dc.contributor.authorTung, KTS-
dc.contributor.authorTso, WWY-
dc.contributor.authorHo, MSP-
dc.contributor.authorChow, CB-
dc.contributor.authorChan, KL-
dc.contributor.authorIp, P-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-22T08:08:25Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-22T08:08:25Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16 n. 7, p. article no. 1130-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/289142-
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies point to a link between parenting style and child maltreatment, but evidence from a Chinese context is lacking. We investigated the association between parenting style and child maltreatment in Hong Kong, and examined whether family socio-economic status and child gender moderate this relationship. Using stratified random sampling, 7585 children in Grade 1 to Grade 3 of 51 schools in Hong Kong were recruited and their parents were invited to complete the questionnaire. The past year weighted prevalence for minor physical abuse, severe/very severe physical abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect were 63.9%, 23.4%, 84.1%, and 23.2%, respectively. Authoritarian parenting was associated with all types of child maltreatment (prevalence ratio (PR) range: 1.10–1.53; p < 0.001), whereas authoritative parenting was associated with a lower risk of all types of child maltreatment (PR range: 0.89–0.97; p < 0.001). Child maltreatment is prevalent in Hong Kong and is strongly associated with parenting style. The association was significantly stronger among girls and those with higher family socioeconomic status. Education to empower parenting skills may alleviate the burden of child maltreatment.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectparenting styles-
dc.subjectchild maltreatment-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.titlePrevalence of child maltreatment and its association with parenting style: A population study in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, RS: rosawong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTung, KTS: ktung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTso, WWY: wytso@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChow, CB: chowcb@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailIp, P: patricip@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityHo, MSP=rp02049-
dc.identifier.authorityIp, P=rp01337-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16071130-
dc.identifier.pmid30934827-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC6480629-
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dc.identifier.volume16-
dc.identifier.issue7-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 1130-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 1130-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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