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Potential Reporters of Suspected Child Maltreatment are Sensitive to the Amount of Evidence and the Potential Consequences of Reporting

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dc.contributor.author Price, H. L., & Kehn, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-15T14:44:07Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-15T14:44:07Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Price, H. L., & Kehn, A. (2022). Potential Reporters of Suspected Child Maltreatment are Sensitive to the Amount of Evidence and the Potential Consequences of Reporting. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 08862605221081934. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/08862605221081934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/5389
dc.description.abstract The context of suspected maltreatment cases is likely to influence the decision of whether or not to make a formal report. Across one pilot study (N = 368) and two experiments (Exp. 1 N = 444; Exp. 2 N =416), undergraduate students and online community participants reported their anticipated actions and beliefs when confronted with evidence of child maltreatment. Participants reviewed case dossiers built from real-world child neglect cases in which increasing levels of evidence were presented and the consequences of reporting, or not reporting, the maltreatment were made salient to the adult or child. The experiments revealed a clear difficulty in deciding whether or not to report suspected maltreatment. Highlighting the impact on either the child or the adult by describing potential consequences moved participants either closer to (childsalient) or farther from (adult-salient) a formal report. Participants were also sensitive to the amount of evidence to support a suspicion of abuse, which influenced the likelihood of a formal report. This work suggests that increasing the salience of maltreatment consequences to child victims may increase the likelihood that suspected maltreatment will be reported. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of interpersonal violence en_US
dc.subject neglect en_US
dc.subject child maltreatment en_US
dc.subject reporting en_US
dc.subject consequences en_US
dc.subject perception en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title Potential Reporters of Suspected Child Maltreatment are Sensitive to the Amount of Evidence and the Potential Consequences of Reporting en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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