Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel
Yi-lin Chen and Xing Liu contributed equally to this work.
Little is known about the link between child abuse and health risk behaviors among Chinese college students. This cross-sectional study examined the prevalence of child abuse and its relations with individual and clusters of health risk behaviors among Chinese college students. A total of 507 students participated in this survey. The prevalence of child abuse from the highest to the lowest was emotional neglect (53.9%), physical neglect (49.0%), emotional abuse (21.8%), physical abuse (18.3%), and sexual abuse (18.1%), respectively. Males were more likely to report child abuse than females (p < 0.01). For males, emotional abuse was associated with internet addiction [OR = 2.28; 95%CI (1.00, 5.20)] and suicidal behavior [OR = 12.47, 95%CI (2.61, 59.54)]; while sexual abuse was associated with internet addiction [OR = 2.30, 95%CI (1.14, 4.66)]. For females, emotional abuse was significantly associated with increased risks for self-harm behavior [OR = 15.03, 95%CI (3.59, 63.07)] and suicidal behavior [OR = 5.16, 95%CI (1.63, 16.40)]. Physical abuse was related to risks for internet addiction [OR = 2.50, 95%CI (1.03, 6.04)] significantly. Two-step cluster analysis showed that participants in clusters with more health risk behaviors reported higher scores of child abuse. These findings suggest that child abuse was associated with both individual and clustering of health risk behaviors among Chinese college students.
Log in om toegang te krijgen
Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:
Bernstein, D. P., & Fink, L. (1994). Childhood trauma questionnaire: A retrospective self-report manual. New York, NY: The Psychological Corporation.
Bernstein, D. P., Stein, J. A., Newcomb, M. D., Walker, E., Pogge, D., Ahluvalia, T., & Zule, W. (2003). Development and validation of a brief screening version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 169–190. CrossRef
Busch, V., Van Stel, H. F., Schrijvers, A. J. P., & de Leeuw, J. R. J. (2013). Clustering of health-related behaviors, health outcomes and demographics in Dutch adolescents: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 13(1118), 1–11.
Canan, F., Yildirim, O., Ustunel, T. Y., Sinani, G., Kaleli, A. H., Gunes, C., & Ataoglu, A. (2014). The relationship between internet addiction and body mass index in Turkish adolescents. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17, 40–45. CrossRef
Cao, J., & Zhang, H. (2010). Research progression on measure scale of internet addiction disorder. China Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 2.
Chen, J., Dunne, M. P., & Han, P. (2004). Child sexual abuse in China: A study of adolescents in four provinces. Child Abuse & Neglect, 28, 1171–1186. CrossRef
Chen, J., Dunne, M. P., & Han, P. (2006). Child sexual abuse in Henan province, China: Associations with sadness, suicidality, and risk behaviors among adolescent girls. Journal of Adolescent Health 38, 544–549.
Li, X., Wang, Z., Hou, Y., Wang, Y., Liu, J., & Wang, C. (2014). Effects of childhood trauma on personality in a sample of Chinese adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 788–796. CrossRef
Lin, D., Li, X., Fan, X., & Fang, X. (2011). Child sexual abuse and its relationship with health risk behaviors among rural children and adolescents in Hunan, China. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35, 680–687. CrossRef
Littleton, H., Breitkopf, C. R., & Berenson, A. (2007). Sexual and physical abuse history and adult sexual risk behaviors: Relationships among women and potential mediators. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31, 757–768. CrossRef
Lp, P., Wong, R. S., Li, S. L., Chan, K. L., Ho, F. K., & Chow, C. (2016). Mental health consequences of childhood physical abuse in chinese populations: A meta-analysis. Trauma Violence Abuse, 17, 571–584. CrossRef
Luo, Y., Parish, W. L., & Laumann, E. O. (2008). A population-based study of childhood sexual contact in China: Prevalence and long-term consequences. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32, 721–731. CrossRef
Niu, Y., Xue, Y., & Li, W. (2014). The childhood abuse experience of college students and its relationship with family factors. China Journal of Health Psychology, 22, 1900–1903.
Pelletier, J. E., Lytle, L. A., & Laska, M. N. (2016). Stress, health risk behaviors, and weight status among community college students. Health Education & Behavior, 43, 139–144. CrossRef
Stallard, P., Spears, M., Montgomery, A. A., Phillips, R., & Sayal, K. (2013). Self-harm in young adolescents (12-16 years): onset and short-term continuation in a community sample. BMC Psychiatry, 13(328), 1–14.
Tang, C. S. (2002). Childhood exprience of sexual abuse among Hong Kong Chinese college students. Child Abuse & Neglect, 26, 23–37. CrossRef
Wan, Y., Gao, R., Tao, X., Tao, F., & Hu, C. (2012). Relationship between deliberate self-harm and suicidal behaviors in college students. Chinese Journal Epidemiology, 33, 4.
Xu, Y., & Chen, X. (2016). Protection motivation theory and cigarette smoking among vocational high school students in China: A cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Global Health Research And Policy, 1, 3. CrossRef
Yang, Y., Huang, J., Li, C., Zhao, W., & Zhuang, X. (2016). Analysis on health risk behaviors and their influencing factors of 404 undergraduates. Journal of Medical Postgraduates, 29, 5.
Ye, Y. L., Wang, P. G., Qu, G. C., Yuan, S., Phongsavan, P., & He, Q. Q. (2015). Associations between multiple health risk behaviors and mental health among Chinese college students. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21(3), 1–9.
Young, K. S. (2009). Internet addiction: The emergence of a new clinical disorder. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 1(3), 1–8.
Zhao, X., Zhang, Y., Li, L., & Zhou, Y. (2005). Evaluation on reliability and validity of Chinese version of childhood trauma questionnaire. Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation, 9, 105–107.
- Association between Child Abuse and Health Risk Behaviors among Chinese College Students
- Springer US