Child Abuse and Unrealistic Expectations. Further Validation of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire

Sandra T. Azar, Cynthia A. Rohrbeck

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This second validation study of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire (POQ) compared the unrealistic expectations of child abusing mothers (n = 16) with mothers whose partners perpetrated the abuse (n = 14). This comparison provided a more stringent test of the POQ's validity in that it controlled for nonspecific factors associated with being in a family identified for child maltreatment. As expected, significantly greater unrealistic expectations of child behavior were found for abusing mothers than for control mothers. A discriminant function analysis showed that the POQ correctly classified 83% of the subjects. This measure's clinical usefulness is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-868
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

Fingerprint

Child Abuse
Mothers
Spouse Abuse
Validation Studies
Child Behavior
Discriminant Analysis
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

@article{8246de9a11584708bb6d291b3575b88e,
title = "Child Abuse and Unrealistic Expectations. Further Validation of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire",
abstract = "This second validation study of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire (POQ) compared the unrealistic expectations of child abusing mothers (n = 16) with mothers whose partners perpetrated the abuse (n = 14). This comparison provided a more stringent test of the POQ's validity in that it controlled for nonspecific factors associated with being in a family identified for child maltreatment. As expected, significantly greater unrealistic expectations of child behavior were found for abusing mothers than for control mothers. A discriminant function analysis showed that the POQ correctly classified 83{\%} of the subjects. This measure's clinical usefulness is discussed.",
author = "Azar, {Sandra T.} and Rohrbeck, {Cynthia A.}",
year = "1986",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1037/0022-006X.54.6.867",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "54",
pages = "867--868",
journal = "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology",
issn = "0022-006X",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "6",

}

Child Abuse and Unrealistic Expectations. Further Validation of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire. / Azar, Sandra T.; Rohrbeck, Cynthia A.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 54, No. 6, 01.12.1986, p. 867-868.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Child Abuse and Unrealistic Expectations. Further Validation of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire

AU - Azar, Sandra T.

AU - Rohrbeck, Cynthia A.

PY - 1986/12/1

Y1 - 1986/12/1

N2 - This second validation study of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire (POQ) compared the unrealistic expectations of child abusing mothers (n = 16) with mothers whose partners perpetrated the abuse (n = 14). This comparison provided a more stringent test of the POQ's validity in that it controlled for nonspecific factors associated with being in a family identified for child maltreatment. As expected, significantly greater unrealistic expectations of child behavior were found for abusing mothers than for control mothers. A discriminant function analysis showed that the POQ correctly classified 83% of the subjects. This measure's clinical usefulness is discussed.

AB - This second validation study of the Parent Opinion Questionnaire (POQ) compared the unrealistic expectations of child abusing mothers (n = 16) with mothers whose partners perpetrated the abuse (n = 14). This comparison provided a more stringent test of the POQ's validity in that it controlled for nonspecific factors associated with being in a family identified for child maltreatment. As expected, significantly greater unrealistic expectations of child behavior were found for abusing mothers than for control mothers. A discriminant function analysis showed that the POQ correctly classified 83% of the subjects. This measure's clinical usefulness is discussed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0022965272&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0022965272&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1037/0022-006X.54.6.867

DO - 10.1037/0022-006X.54.6.867

M3 - Article

VL - 54

SP - 867

EP - 868

JO - Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

JF - Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

SN - 0022-006X

IS - 6

ER -