Relationships between child-to-parent violence and other violent behaviors in adolescents
Antonia Martí, Cristina Gabarda, María-Jesús Cava, and Sofía Buelga
The objective of this study was to analyze the presence of child-to-parent violence in adolescents and its relationship with peer violence and teen dating violence perpetration. In these analyses, the type of child-to-parent violence perpetrated by the children (physical and psychological), the frequency (occasional and frequent), the sex of the child and the sex of the parent were taken into account. This study included 639 adolescents (49% boys), between 12 and 18 years old, who were studying in four secondary schools. The results showed a greater presence of psychological child-to-parent violence occasionally exercised. Adolescent boys and girls with more frequent violent behavior towards their parents recognized more overt and relational violent behaviors towards their peers. The girls who more frequently attack their parents psychologically recognized more psychological aggressions to their partner and the boys who indicated more physical aggressions to the mother recognized more physical aggressions to their partner.