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Cruelty to animals and psychosocial adjustment among Chinese children

Wong, Jessica Annie 2010, Cruelty to animals and psychosocial adjustment among Chinese children, D.Psych.(Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Cruelty to animals and psychosocial adjustment among Chinese children
Alternative title The impact of intimate partner violence on women's health and well-being
Author Wong, Jessica Annie
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Health)
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Child psychopathology
Animal welfare - Psychological aspects
Cruelty
Violence in children - China
Intimate partner violence - Health aspects
Women - Violence against - Health aspects
Summary Childhood cruelty to animals is associated with interpersonal violence in later life. The study for this thesis investigated risk factors for childhood cruelty to animals in China. For both boys and girls externalising problems, poor communication within families, and harsh parental discipline predicted animal cruelty, providing targets for intervention to prevent later violence. The portfolio presents four clinical case studies which demonstrate the complex and varied impact that intimate partner violence has on women, and the importance of psychological intervention in assisting women to manage their physical and mental health and well-being.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 155.4182
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032405

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