Physical child abuse: What are the external factors?

Noremy Md Akhir, A. H. Zulkarnain, F. Kelvin, M. J. Adanan, Sarah Waheeda Muhammad Hafidz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Children are an integral asset for future development of a nation. In lieu with this notion, countries pay much attention to their development and well being. In recent times, child abuse has been rampant. This issue is constantly making headlines in national newspapers in Malaysia. The alarming effect of this phenomenon is its inevitable implication on the family institution and the nation's aspiration to create a better tomorrow. This current study is an attempt to discover the contributory factors of physical child abuse in Malaysia. The objective of this study was to identify the background and demography of abuser and to identify the external factors that cause a parent to abuse their child. This case study was conducted in Selangor amongst eight Malay respondents using an in-depth interview session. This study found that external factors as the major contributory factor to physical child abuse. The factors are financial constraints, family crisis, character and disobedience of the children or so called 'deviant children', surroundings of the home, conflict with neighbours or lack of social support, parent's mental illness and and influence of alcohol. Hence these factors are articulated and interpreted by the researcher. Implications of this research, profession who work with children such as social worker, psycologist and counselor should look into the external factors that contribute to the physical child abuse in designing intervention, cure and effective strategies to overcome this problem. In future, protecting children needs collective effort from policy maker, authority body, non-government organization and member of society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-91
Number of pages9
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Fingerprint

abuse
Malaysia
parents
External factors
Child abuse
Child Abuse
Physical
Factors
demography
counselor
mental illness
social worker
social support
newspaper
assets
well-being
profession
alcohol
organization
cause

Keywords

  • Children
  • External factor
  • Malay family
  • Parent
  • Physical abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

Cite this

Md Akhir, N., Zulkarnain, A. H., Kelvin, F., Adanan, M. J., & Muhammad Hafidz, S. W. (2012). Physical child abuse: What are the external factors? Asian Social Science, 8(9), 83-91. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v8n9p83

Physical child abuse : What are the external factors? / Md Akhir, Noremy; Zulkarnain, A. H.; Kelvin, F.; Adanan, M. J.; Muhammad Hafidz, Sarah Waheeda.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 8, No. 9, 07.2012, p. 83-91.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Md Akhir, N, Zulkarnain, AH, Kelvin, F, Adanan, MJ & Muhammad Hafidz, SW 2012, 'Physical child abuse: What are the external factors?', Asian Social Science, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 83-91. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v8n9p83
Md Akhir N, Zulkarnain AH, Kelvin F, Adanan MJ, Muhammad Hafidz SW. Physical child abuse: What are the external factors? Asian Social Science. 2012 Jul;8(9):83-91. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v8n9p83
Md Akhir, Noremy ; Zulkarnain, A. H. ; Kelvin, F. ; Adanan, M. J. ; Muhammad Hafidz, Sarah Waheeda. / Physical child abuse : What are the external factors?. In: Asian Social Science. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 9. pp. 83-91.
@article{ec02f50ac04b4f14bdd741ee10229614,
title = "Physical child abuse: What are the external factors?",
abstract = "Children are an integral asset for future development of a nation. In lieu with this notion, countries pay much attention to their development and well being. In recent times, child abuse has been rampant. This issue is constantly making headlines in national newspapers in Malaysia. The alarming effect of this phenomenon is its inevitable implication on the family institution and the nation's aspiration to create a better tomorrow. This current study is an attempt to discover the contributory factors of physical child abuse in Malaysia. The objective of this study was to identify the background and demography of abuser and to identify the external factors that cause a parent to abuse their child. This case study was conducted in Selangor amongst eight Malay respondents using an in-depth interview session. This study found that external factors as the major contributory factor to physical child abuse. The factors are financial constraints, family crisis, character and disobedience of the children or so called 'deviant children', surroundings of the home, conflict with neighbours or lack of social support, parent's mental illness and and influence of alcohol. Hence these factors are articulated and interpreted by the researcher. Implications of this research, profession who work with children such as social worker, psycologist and counselor should look into the external factors that contribute to the physical child abuse in designing intervention, cure and effective strategies to overcome this problem. In future, protecting children needs collective effort from policy maker, authority body, non-government organization and member of society.",
keywords = "Children, External factor, Malay family, Parent, Physical abuse",
author = "{Md Akhir}, Noremy and Zulkarnain, {A. H.} and F. Kelvin and Adanan, {M. J.} and {Muhammad Hafidz}, {Sarah Waheeda}",
year = "2012",
month = "7",
doi = "10.5539/ass.v8n9p83",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "83--91",
journal = "Asian Social Science",
issn = "1911-2017",
publisher = "Canadian Center of Science and Education",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Physical child abuse

T2 - What are the external factors?

AU - Md Akhir, Noremy

AU - Zulkarnain, A. H.

AU - Kelvin, F.

AU - Adanan, M. J.

AU - Muhammad Hafidz, Sarah Waheeda

PY - 2012/7

Y1 - 2012/7

N2 - Children are an integral asset for future development of a nation. In lieu with this notion, countries pay much attention to their development and well being. In recent times, child abuse has been rampant. This issue is constantly making headlines in national newspapers in Malaysia. The alarming effect of this phenomenon is its inevitable implication on the family institution and the nation's aspiration to create a better tomorrow. This current study is an attempt to discover the contributory factors of physical child abuse in Malaysia. The objective of this study was to identify the background and demography of abuser and to identify the external factors that cause a parent to abuse their child. This case study was conducted in Selangor amongst eight Malay respondents using an in-depth interview session. This study found that external factors as the major contributory factor to physical child abuse. The factors are financial constraints, family crisis, character and disobedience of the children or so called 'deviant children', surroundings of the home, conflict with neighbours or lack of social support, parent's mental illness and and influence of alcohol. Hence these factors are articulated and interpreted by the researcher. Implications of this research, profession who work with children such as social worker, psycologist and counselor should look into the external factors that contribute to the physical child abuse in designing intervention, cure and effective strategies to overcome this problem. In future, protecting children needs collective effort from policy maker, authority body, non-government organization and member of society.

AB - Children are an integral asset for future development of a nation. In lieu with this notion, countries pay much attention to their development and well being. In recent times, child abuse has been rampant. This issue is constantly making headlines in national newspapers in Malaysia. The alarming effect of this phenomenon is its inevitable implication on the family institution and the nation's aspiration to create a better tomorrow. This current study is an attempt to discover the contributory factors of physical child abuse in Malaysia. The objective of this study was to identify the background and demography of abuser and to identify the external factors that cause a parent to abuse their child. This case study was conducted in Selangor amongst eight Malay respondents using an in-depth interview session. This study found that external factors as the major contributory factor to physical child abuse. The factors are financial constraints, family crisis, character and disobedience of the children or so called 'deviant children', surroundings of the home, conflict with neighbours or lack of social support, parent's mental illness and and influence of alcohol. Hence these factors are articulated and interpreted by the researcher. Implications of this research, profession who work with children such as social worker, psycologist and counselor should look into the external factors that contribute to the physical child abuse in designing intervention, cure and effective strategies to overcome this problem. In future, protecting children needs collective effort from policy maker, authority body, non-government organization and member of society.

KW - Children

KW - External factor

KW - Malay family

KW - Parent

KW - Physical abuse

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864702736&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84864702736&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5539/ass.v8n9p83

DO - 10.5539/ass.v8n9p83

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84864702736

VL - 8

SP - 83

EP - 91

JO - Asian Social Science

JF - Asian Social Science

SN - 1911-2017

IS - 9

ER -