“I want my mum to know that I am a good guy...”: A thematic analysis of the accounts of adolescents who exhibit Child-to-Parent Violence in the UK

Papamichail, Alexandra and Bates, Elizabeth (2020) “I want my mum to know that I am a good guy...”: A thematic analysis of the accounts of adolescents who exhibit Child-to-Parent Violence in the UK. Journal of Interpersonal Violence .

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Abstract

This qualitative study explores child-to-parent violence (CPV) in the UK based on the accounts of adolescents who exhibit this type of family violence. The key areas of interest concern the familial relationships and contexts within which adolescents are embedded, and their perceptions about their emotional states and how these interplay with CPV. Eight participants were recruited in total from a community sample from two different intervention programmes aiming to tackle CPV in England. Methods included participant-observation, face-to-face interviews and hand-written interviews; all data were analysed thematically. Results suggest that CPV is linked with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), unsatisfactory relationships with parents, perceived emotional rejection from parents, and emotional dysregulation in young people. In this study, violent behaviour was directed not only against mothers but in all cases against siblings and stepfathers. The findings address the complexity of the subject and the need for tailored, evidence-based interventions in the field of CPV.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1552-6518
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 14:00
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 03:31
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5525

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