Objectives: We explored the personality trait of child abuse in China with a meta-analysis, so as to provid the theory basis for intervention of child abuse.
Methods: Publications between 1989 and 2013 were extracted from China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP) and Wanfang Databases. Observational studies consisting of personality trait (assessment using Eysenck personality questionnaire) of child abuse were included in full text. The Meta-analysis was weighted mean difference methods.
Results: Six papers were included for meta-analysis, with a total study sample size of 452. The control group sample size was 1695. The mean difference of combined effect value for EPQ-E, EPQ-P, EPQ-N, EPQ-L respectively was 0.13 (95% CI: -0.39~0.65), 1.83 (95% CI: 0.88~2.78), 1.98 (95% CI: 0.68~3.29), -1.20 (95% CI: -2.11~0.30).
Conclusion: In China, the personality trait of child abuse is different with a child without abuse. Psychotic tendencies and neurotic are higher than no abuse child’s, and the score of lying trait is lower than no abuse child’s.
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