Table 4 : Regression coefficients of subtypes of parental maltreatment, MMH and total MCAH
on child attachment problem.


Variable M(SD) Bivariate Bivariate
adjusteda
Multivariate
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Mother's current maltreatment

Physically abuse child 2.31 (2.50) 0.60 0.87* -0.06
Neglect child's needs 0.61 (1.66) 0.11 0.57 -0.15
Verbally abuse child 2.00 (2.38) 1.16* 1.73* 0.76
Play with child (reverse) 1.34 (2.11) 0.12 0.04 -0.06
Praise child (reverse) 1.16 (2.05) 0.20 0.09 -0.85

Mother's past maltreatment

Physically abused child 1.41 (2.35) 1.49* 2.27* 0.66
Neglected child's needs 0.70 (2.01) 0.93 0.99 0.74
Verbally abused child 1.47 (2.47) 1.24* 1.70* 0.77
Played with child (reverse) 2.41 (3.36) 0.69* 0.53 0.31
Praised child (reverse) 2.15 (3.16) 0.40 0.12 -0.24

Father's past maltreatment

Hit child 1.57 (2.75) 0.46 0.73* -0.79
Severely hit child to injury 0.56 (1.8) 1.25* 1.53* 1.32
Deprived child of food 0.40 (1.62) 0.53 0.73* -0.88
Verbally abused child 2.07 (3.36) 0.67* 0.87* 0.57
Neglected child's behavior 2.51 (3.59) 0.50* 0.71* 0.08
Coerced child into hitting mother 0.37 (1.59) 0.76 0.91 -0.31
Physically abused mother in front of child 3.36 (4.12) 0.36 0.43 0.07
Coerced child into sexual contact 0.04 (0.35) 0.28 -0.23 -0.93

MMH

Dissociation 2.46 (1.77) 3.35* 3.41* 1.66*
Depression 3.89 (2.47) 1.95* 1.90* 0.83
Trauma 3.29 (2.44) 1.80* 1.84* 0.24
MCAH 1.59 (1.86) 2.26* 2.15* 1.70*

Note: All predictor variables ranged from 0-10. Attachment problem was in T-score.
aAdjusted for mother’s age, child’s age, child’s sex, child’s birth order, medical treatment, and
welfare/educational support.
*p<0.05

Fujiwara et al.Paediatrics and Health  2015 3:3DOI : 10.7243/2052-935X-3-3