Annotated Bibliography On Differential Profiles Of Adaptive Behavior
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Kali A Strader
Pellissippi State Community College
In Kathleen D. Viezel’s study titled “Differential profiles of adaptive behavior,” the participants were found and studied through chart reviews from a foster care facility. What was being studied was the differences in those who had been abused and neglected. Maltreated children would then be compared to the non-abused or non-neglected children. The total number of maltreated children studied was 160, forty-two were abused and 118 were neglected. Sex, ethnicity, and age were all factors in matching the children. The results showed that the group with the neglected children had lower scores compared to the abused and non-maltreated group. The abused group was found in the center of the other two groups, having lower scores than the non-abused children.
All three of the groups were majorly different when tested on their adaptive functioning or communication, daily living skills, and socialization. The non-maltreated children stay at the highest level of ranking in the comparison of adaptive behavior. Again, the abused is second in ranking, and the neglected is at the bottom. Not only is the neglected group of children the lowest group on the list, but they also are massively behind the other two groups in daily living skills, communication, and socialization. The neglected children are found to have difficulty in understanding language or communicating such as writing, speaking, and expressing themselves through words. They could also hardly take care of themselves, complete daily living tasks, or anything that would be considered basic knowledge such as eating with silverware. Children who were in the neglected group also resulted in low soc...
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...erform domestic violence. There also seems to be a greater amount of criminal violence than there is child abuse and domestic violence. Although there is a greater amount of violence than there is non-violence, thirty percent of the neglected and abused did not enact in any sort of violence.
Milaniak, I., & Widom, C. S. (2015). Does child abuse and neglect increase risk for perpetration of violence inside and outside the home?. Psychology Of Violence, 5(3), 246-255.
Viezel, K. D., Lowell, A., Davis, A. S., & Castillo, J. (2014). Differential profiles of adaptive behavior of maltreated children. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, And Policy, 6(5), 574-579.
Wilson, H. W., & Widom, C. S. (2008). An examination of risky sexual behavior and HIV in victims of child abuse and neglect: A 30-year follow-up. Health Psychology, 27(2), 149-158.