The Relationship Between Family-of-Origin Experience and Current Family Violence: A Test of Mediation by Attachment Style and Mental Health Symptom Distress
family violence, mental health symptoms, family life, home life
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the presence of substance abuse, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and mental illness in the home or family-of-origin is predictive of variance in current family violence perpetration. Additionally, a secondary purpose of this study was to examine whether mental health symptom distress and attachment style mediated the relationship between the presence of traumatic experiences in one's family-of-origin and current family violence perpetration. The results suggested that difficult family-of-origin experiences may predict variance in current family violence indirectly through mental health symptom distress and anxious attachment.
Original Publication Citation
Brown, M.D., Ketring, S.A., & Mansfield, T.R. (2014). The relationshipbetween family-of-origin experiences and current family violence: Mediation by attachment and mental health. American Journal of Family Therapy, http://www.tandfonline.com.doi:10.1080/01926187.2014.954491
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Witting, Alyssa Banford; Brown, Matthew D.; Ketring, Scott A.; and Mansfield, Ty R., "The Relationship Between Family-of-Origin Experience and Current Family Violence: A Test of Mediation by Attachment Style and Mental Health Symptom Distress" (2014). All Faculty Publications. 2479.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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