Geschlechts- und regionalspezifische Unterschiede von Kindesvernachlässigung und Gewalt vor der deutschen Wiedervereinigung. Ergebnisse aus GESA, einem Multi-Kohorten Konsortium

Translated title of the contribution: Sex- and regionalspecific differences in child abuse and violence before the German reunification. Results from GESA, a multi-cohort study

Toni Fleischer, Christine Ulke, Karl Heinz Ladwig, Birgit Linkohr, Hamimatunnisa Johar, Seryan Atasoy, Sven Speerforck, Johannes Kruse, Daniela Zöller, Harald Binder, Danielle Otten, Elmar Brähler, Manfred E. Beutel, Ana N. Tibubos, Hans Jörgen Grabe, Georg Schomerus

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Abstract

Results from a population-based study suggest sex-specific patterns of self-reported child maltreatment, more frequently reported in former West than East Germany. Aim of the current study was to examine these patterns in two regional samples of the former East- (SHIP, 2008 - 2012) and West German (KORA, 2013 - 2014) population. Child maltreatment was assessed using the Childhood Trauma Screener (CTS). Overall, child maltreatment was less often reported in the East German sample, compared to the West German sample. The most prominent differences were identified in self-rated emotional violence (east 6.1%, west 8.7%), physical violence (east 5.7%, west 10.3%) and physical neglect (east 10.0%, west 19.2%). However, we could not find differences in sex-specific patterns between the East and West German samples. Results were discussed within a historical context, since the events took place before the German reunification in two oppose political systems.

Translated title of the contributionSex- and regionalspecific differences in child abuse and violence before the German reunification. Results from GESA, a multi-cohort study
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)550-557
Number of pages8
JournalPPmP: Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie
Volume72
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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