Next Article in Journal
To Use or Not to Use: No Consensus on Whether and How to Apply Genetic Information in the Justice System
Previous Article in Journal
Digital Storytelling in Language Education
Open AccessArticle

The Role of Parental Communication and Emotional Intelligence in Child-to-Parent Violence

1
Department of Education and Social Psychology, Pablo Olavide University, 41013 Seville, Spain
2
Department of Social Psychology, Valencia University, 46003 Valencia, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(12), 148; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs9120148
Received: 21 November 2019 / Revised: 5 December 2019 / Accepted: 5 December 2019 / Published: 9 December 2019
In recent years, cases of child-to-parent violence (CPV) have increased significantly, prompting greater scientific interest in clarifying its causes. The aim of this research was to study the relationship between styles of family communication (open, offensive and avoidant), emotional intelligence or EI (attention, repair and perceived emotional clarity) and CPV, taking into account the gender of the aggressors. The participants of the study were 1200 adolescents (46.86% boys) between the ages of 12 and 18 enrolled at secondary schools in the Autonomous Communities of Andalusia and Valencia (M = 13.88, SD = 1.32). A Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA, 3 × 2) was performed with CPV and gender as independent variables and family communication styles and EI as dependent variables. The results showed that the adolescents with low CPV obtained lower scores for offensive and avoidant family communication and higher scores for both positive family communication and emotional repair. The girls scored higher than the boys in both offensive communication and perceived emotional attention. The results highlight the importance of encouraging positive communication, as well as the need to strengthen perceived emotional repair to prevent future cases of CPV. View Full-Text
Keywords: child-to-parent violence; family communication; emotional intelligence; adolescence child-to-parent violence; family communication; emotional intelligence; adolescence
MDPI and ACS Style

López-Martínez, P.; Montero-Montero, D.; Moreno-Ruiz, D.; Martínez-Ferrer, B. The Role of Parental Communication and Emotional Intelligence in Child-to-Parent Violence. Behav. Sci. 2019, 9, 148.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop