Using data gathered from grandparents (G1), parents (G2), and young adults (G3), this study examines the continuity of intergenerational victimization (physical, emotional, and sexual) across three generations. The study included data from 168 participants within three generations: grandparents, G1 (19.2% male, 80.8% female, M= 78.13 years old); parents, G2 (25.5% male, 74.5% female, M= 50.13 years old); and young adults, G3 (40% male, 60% female, M= 21.10 years old). The data is analyzed at two levels: (1) bivariate analyses to address relationships between the variables studied by Spearman’s correlations, and (2) a path model to examine the intergenerational abuse simultaneously considering all variables. Overall, path modeling showed that experienced abuse demonstrated continuity from G1 to G2 and from G2 to G3. Specifically, findings indicated that grandparents’ physical and psychological victimization has a direct effect on parents’ sexual and physical abuse victimization, respectively. Additionally, parents’ physical victimization has a direct effect on young adults’ psychological and sexual victimization, while parents’ psychological victimization has a direct effect on young adults’ physical and sexual victimization. These findings highlight the need for preventive interventions focused on breaking intergenerational cycles of abuse.

Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Victimization Across Three Generations: a Cross-Sectional Study

Fabris M. A.;Prino L. E.;Gastaldi F. G. M.;Longobardi C.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Using data gathered from grandparents (G1), parents (G2), and young adults (G3), this study examines the continuity of intergenerational victimization (physical, emotional, and sexual) across three generations. The study included data from 168 participants within three generations: grandparents, G1 (19.2% male, 80.8% female, M= 78.13 years old); parents, G2 (25.5% male, 74.5% female, M= 50.13 years old); and young adults, G3 (40% male, 60% female, M= 21.10 years old). The data is analyzed at two levels: (1) bivariate analyses to address relationships between the variables studied by Spearman’s correlations, and (2) a path model to examine the intergenerational abuse simultaneously considering all variables. Overall, path modeling showed that experienced abuse demonstrated continuity from G1 to G2 and from G2 to G3. Specifically, findings indicated that grandparents’ physical and psychological victimization has a direct effect on parents’ sexual and physical abuse victimization, respectively. Additionally, parents’ physical victimization has a direct effect on young adults’ psychological and sexual victimization, while parents’ psychological victimization has a direct effect on young adults’ physical and sexual victimization. These findings highlight the need for preventive interventions focused on breaking intergenerational cycles of abuse.
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http://www.springer.com/psychology/child+&+school+psychology/journal/40653
Emotional abuse; Intergenerational; Physical abuse; Sexual abuse; Three generations; Violence
Badenes-Ribera L.; Fabris M.A.; Prino L.E.; Gastaldi F.G.M.; Longobardi C.
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