Predicting Depressions with Child Abuse Potential among Career Parents in Melaka, Malaysia
Keywords:Depression, child abuse, career parents, relationship
This research was conducted to examine the relationship between depression and child abuse among career parents in Melaka. Career parents both father and mothers in different fields (N=60) were randomly selected from Melaka, Malaysia. Clinical Assessment of Depression (CAD) and Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI) instruments were used to collect the data. The results revealed that depression has significant positive relationship with child abuse potential inventory (r=.640**). The results concluded that there is significant positive relationship between depressions with the child abuse potential among career parents in Melaka and depressions is a predicting factor related to child abuse potential among career parents in Melaka. Child abuse is a complex phenomena which needs to be studied for the management of health parents and child relationship. This study helped to explore the causes of child abuse issues and parents level of depression.
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