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| Published: September 25, 2019

Impact of Emotional Abuse on Self-Concept


Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shah Alam

Professor, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.024/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.024


Emotional Abuse is one of the biggest social evil and has been happening in all societies. It is more dangerous than physical abuse and even sexual abuse. It has been found out that every second, a child is emotionally abused in India. Therefore there has been relatively little research addressing the full range of emotional abusive experiences and none considering their long term impact on self-concept. The paper include an overview of current research investigation aspects of emotional abuse and also contains a detailed  discussion of emotional abuse, which is described  as the most hidden  and underestimated form of  child maltreatment. It can seriously damage a child’s emotional health and development including self-concept, self-esteem, adjustment etc. Mental health of young people get affected ny emotional abuse as mental health includes a person ability to attain a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Self-concept is our personal information of who we are, comprise all of our thoughts and feelings regarding ourselves physically, personally, and socially.  Emotional Abuse is done by parents, relatives and caregivers. The  paper discuss the impact of emotional abuse on self-concept, while antagonizing emotional abuse the paper raises questions about the forms of emotional abuse and also conclude various research studies on emotional abuse. The paper notes that the tendency in society is to address the forms of child maltreatment which involve identifiable acts of omission or commission by adults which produce negative consequences for children.
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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 3, July-September, 2019