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

Sandra T. Azar, Cynthia A. Rohrbeck

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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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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