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A Latent Class Analysis of Childhood Maltreatment: Identifying Abuse Typologies

Armour, Cherie, Elklit, Ask and Christoffersen, Mogens N. (2014) A Latent Class Analysis of Childhood Maltreatment: Identifying Abuse Typologies. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 19 (1). pp. 23-39. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2012.734205

DOI: doi:10.1080/15325024.2012.734205

Abstract

Multiple forms of abuse may co-occur, resulting in specific abuse typologies. A stratified random probability survey was conducted in Denmark with 4,718 participants, aged 24, from the 1984 birth cohort. A total of 2,980 interviews were successfully conducted. Latent class analysis was implemented using 20 categorical abuse experience items across four domains of childhood maltreatment. Logistic regression was conducted to ascertain whether abuse typologies could be differentiated by child protection status and gender. Four distinct abuse typologies were revealed: a non-abused group, a psychologically maltreated group, a sexually abused group, and a group experiencing multiple abuse types. Child protection status and female gender were predictive of group membership in certain abused groups compared to a non-abused group.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:childhood maltreatment, co-occurring abuse types, emotional maltreatment, latent class analysis, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:33122
Deposited By: Prof Cherie Armour
Deposited On:08 Mar 2016 16:29
Last Modified:08 Mar 2016 16:29

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