Keywords

Child abuse, Crying

Abstract

We compared the ability of several groups of women to distinguish infant cry-signals. The cry-signals were taped reproductions of the Wasz-Hockert et al., (1964) study. Subjects were mothers and non-mother practical nursing students and mothers known to have battered their children. The results supported previous findings on ability to recognize cry-signals by mothers and non-mothers. The findings were not supportive of our primary hypothesis to determine if abusive mothers were less likely to correctly identify infant cry-signals than non-abusive mothers.

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Graduation Date

Fall 1981

Advisor

Taylor, K. Phillip

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Communication

Format

PDF

Pages

62 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013382

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Communication Commons

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