The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. This unique collection offers a state-of-the art approach by pairing conceptual pieces with original studies in the same general topic area. Editors Lynn H. Turner and Richard West present readers with a thoughtful and thorough exploration of the critical issues facing family communication researchers today.

Parental Physical Negative Touch and Child Noncompliance in Abusive, Neglectful, and Comparison Families: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Parental Physical Negative Touch and Child Noncompliance in Abusive, Neglectful, and Comparison Families: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Parental physical negative touch and child noncompliance in abusive, neglectful, and comparison families: A meta-analysis of observational studies
Steven R.WilsonPurdue University
XiaoweiShiPurdue University
LisaTirmensteinPurdue University
AldaNorrisPurdue University
Jessica J.RackPurdue University

Child abuse and neglect are serious, persistent social problems. In its most recent 50-state survey of Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies, Prevent Child Abuse America concluded that more than 1 million cases of child abuse and neglect were officially documented in the United States in 1999 (Peddle & Wang, 2001). These represent only officially documented cases, and nationally representative surveys of parents indicate that the actual prevalence of child physical abuse is much higher (e.g., Straus, Hamby, Finkelhor, Moore, & Runyan, 1998). ...

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