Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Adolescent Violence toward Parents

Robert Agnew and Sandra Huguley
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 51, No. 3 (Aug., 1989), pp. 699-711
DOI: 10.2307/352169
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352169
Page Count: 13
  • Download ($15.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Adolescent Violence toward Parents
Preview not available

Abstract

Family violence research has focused on spouse and child abuse and largely ignored the third major type of family violence: parent abuse. This study uses data from a national sample of adolescents to examine the extent, the sociodemographic correlates, and the causes of assaults on parents. The major part of the study involves a test of an integrated framework for the explanation of parent assault, a framework that combines traditional family violence variables with the leading theories of juvenile delinquency. Data indicate that adolescents who assault parents are more likely (a) to have friends who assault parents, (b) to approve of delinquency, including violence, (c) to believe that the probability of official sanction for parental assault is low, (d) to be weakly attached to parents, and (e) to be white.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
699
    699
  • Thumbnail: Page 
700
    700
  • Thumbnail: Page 
701
    701
  • Thumbnail: Page 
702
    702
  • Thumbnail: Page 
703
    703
  • Thumbnail: Page 
704
    704
  • Thumbnail: Page 
705
    705
  • Thumbnail: Page 
706
    706
  • Thumbnail: Page 
707
    707
  • Thumbnail: Page 
708
    708
  • Thumbnail: Page 
709
    709
  • Thumbnail: Page 
710
    710
  • Thumbnail: Page 
711
    711