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Assessment of Maternal Attributions of Infant's Hostile Intent and Its Use in Child Maltreatment Prevention/Intervention Efforts

Assessment of Maternal Attributions of Infant's Hostile Intent and Its Use in Child Maltreatment... EDITORIAL Assessment of Maternal Attributions of Infant’s Hostile Intent and Its Use in Child Maltreatment Prevention/Intervention Efforts OGNITIVE MODELS OF AGGRESSION PROPOSE a variety of other ways. For example, if a mother indi- that when an individual attributes hostile cates a “never” response on all 8 items on the Infant In- intent to another person’s behavior, these tentionality Questionnaire, using the online scoring avail- attributions increase the likelihood of ag- able at the time this editorial was written, the total score C gression toward that person. This propo- also is 5. Thus, when a score of 5 is obtained, users do sitionhasbeensupportedbyalargebodyofliterature. Simi- not know if the score was produced by negative infant- lar speculations are found in cognitive behavioral models related attributions or if the mother simply attributed no 2,3 ofchildphysicalabuse. Specifically,thesemodelspropose intentionally (negative or positive) to infants. that, when parents make attributions of hostile intent with The authors’ choice of a scoring algorithm that results respect to their children’s behavior, they are more likely to in a maximum score of 5 when hostile attributions are pres- use harsh parenting practices and are at increased risk for ent and when no attributions of intentionality are present 4-6 physicallyabusingtheirchildren.Asexpected,studies http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Assessment of Maternal Attributions of Infant's Hostile Intent and Its Use in Child Maltreatment Prevention/Intervention Efforts

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 167 (6) – Jun 1, 2013

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1467
pmid
23588701
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Abstract

EDITORIAL Assessment of Maternal Attributions of Infant’s Hostile Intent and Its Use in Child Maltreatment Prevention/Intervention Efforts OGNITIVE MODELS OF AGGRESSION PROPOSE a variety of other ways. For example, if a mother indi- that when an individual attributes hostile cates a “never” response on all 8 items on the Infant In- intent to another person’s behavior, these tentionality Questionnaire, using the online scoring avail- attributions increase the likelihood of ag- able at the time this editorial was written, the total score C gression toward that person. This propo- also is 5. Thus, when a score of 5 is obtained, users do sitionhasbeensupportedbyalargebodyofliterature. Simi- not know if the score was produced by negative infant- lar speculations are found in cognitive behavioral models related attributions or if the mother simply attributed no 2,3 ofchildphysicalabuse. Specifically,thesemodelspropose intentionally (negative or positive) to infants. that, when parents make attributions of hostile intent with The authors’ choice of a scoring algorithm that results respect to their children’s behavior, they are more likely to in a maximum score of 5 when hostile attributions are pres- use harsh parenting practices and are at increased risk for ent and when no attributions of intentionality are present 4-6 physicallyabusingtheirchildren.Asexpected,studies

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2013

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