The Maltreatment of Children: A Review of Theories and Research

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article reviews the literature pertaining to the causes of child maltreatment. The review discusses 68 articles from various disciplines and organizes them into four predominant theories; psychodynamic, social learning, social psychological, and sociological. Research evidence supporting each of the theories is described and critiqued. 1979 The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sweet, JJ; Resick, PA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 40 - 59

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-4560

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4537

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1979.tb00800.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus