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Child Maltreatment Experience among Primary School Children: A Large Scale Survey in Selangor State, Malaysia

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dc.contributor.author Ahmed, A., Wan-Yuen, C., Marret, M. J., Guat-Sim, C., Othman, S., & Chinna, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-08T16:54:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-08T16:54:52Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Ahmed, A., Wan-Yuen, C., Marret, M. J., Guat-Sim, C., Othman, S., & Chinna, K. (2015). Child Maltreatment Experience among Primary School Children: A Large Scale Survey in Selangor State, Malaysia. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0119449. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0119449
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2221
dc.description.abstract Official reports of child maltreatment in Malaysia have persistently increased throughout the last decade. However there is a lack of population surveys evaluating the actual burden of child maltreatment, its correlates and its consequences in the country. This cross sectional study employed 2 stage stratified cluster random sampling of public primary schools, to survey 3509 ten to twelve year old school children in Selangor state. It aimed to estimate the prevalence of parental physical and emotional maltreatment, parental neglect and teacher- inflicted physical maltreatment. It further aimed to examine the associations between child maltreatment and important socio-demographic factors; family functioning and symptoms of depression among children. Logistic regression on weighted samples was used to extend results to a population level. Three quarters of 10–12 year olds reported at least one form of maltreatment, with parental physical maltreatment being most common. Males had higher odds of maltreatment in general except for emotional maltreatment. Ethnicity and parental conflict were key factors associated with maltreatment. The study contributes important evidence towards improving public health interventions for child maltreatment prevention in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher PLoS One en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Malaysia en_US
dc.subject child maltreatment en_US
dc.subject survey en_US
dc.subject prevalence en_US
dc.subject neglect en_US
dc.subject school en_US
dc.title Child Maltreatment Experience among Primary School Children: A Large Scale Survey in Selangor State, Malaysia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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