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Validation of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory in Italy

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dc.contributor.author Miragoli, S., Camisasca, E., & Di Blasio, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-05T15:52:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-05T15:52:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Miragoli, S., Camisasca, E., & Di Blasio, P. (2015). Validation of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory in Italy. SAGE Open, 5(3), 2158244015597044. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/5/3/2158244015597044.full.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2618
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to provide preliminary findings on the reliability and the validity of the Italian Child Abuse Potential (CAP) Inventory, a screening tool that measures parents’ potential for child physical abuse. The CAP Inventory and measures on parenting stress (Parenting Stress Index–Short Form [PSI-SF]) and parents’ perceptions of child adjustment (Child Behavior Checklist [CBCL]) were administered in a nonclinical sample of Italian parents (N = 551) with a 2- to 6-year-old child. The Abuse scale showed adequate internal consistency (α = .87), with significantly negative correlations between socioeconomic status and educational level of the parents. Also, the Abuse scale scores were significantly predicted by high levels of parenting stress and by parental negative perceptions of the child’s behavior. Finally, using a cut score for the English version of the Abuse scale (where 95% of parents would be expected to be classified), 93.8% of Italian parents were classified as nonabusive by the Abuse scale. These results supported the cross-cultural generalizability of the Abuse scale. However, complementary studies with abusive samples are needed to verify the ability of the instrument to discriminate between abusive and nonabusive parents also in the Italian population. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Open en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject parenting en_US
dc.subject risk factors en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Italy en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Validation of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory in Italy en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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