Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this study was to compare parenting attitudes of adolescent mothers and teenagers who have never had a child. Previous research indicates that teenagers may be at an increased risk for atypical patterns of parenting that could have detrimental effects for both the mother and the child. The adolescent parent group and the nonparenting teenage group completed a demographic questionnaire and the Child Abuse Potential Inventory. It was expected that the adolescent mothers’ scores would be elevated using the 166 cut-off criteria as compared to teenagers who have not parented a child. Additionally, it was expected that the nonparenting teenage control group would have higher scores compared to nonabusive parents on whom the CAP was normed. The findings revealed that both adolescent groups exceeded the 166 cut-off but did not significantly differ from each other on the Abuse scale.
Copyright 1996 Lori A. Archer
Archer, Lori A., "Assessment of Potential for Child Maltreatment in Teenage Mothers Using the Child Abuse Potential Inventory (Cap)" (1996). Master's Theses. 2547.