Investigating Role of Family Violence in Intergenerational Transmission of Abusive Parenting:A Qualitative Study


Zartashia Kynat Javaid, Laiba Ikram,Mubarra Aleem,Iqra Ishaq ,Minahil Arshad


This article examines how abusive parenting techniques are passed down across generations, with a particular emphasis on how early experiences affect parenting. To learn about parents’ experiences with childhood trauma, parenting philosophies, and upbringing, qualitative research design was used. Purposive sampling technique was employed. Semi-structured interviews were conducted of parents in middle adulthood (40-65).   Data was analyzed through thematic analyses. This  research indicates that although some parents emulate the authoritarianism and strictness they were subjected to, others take a more transparent and communicative stance. Gender disparities were noted, mothers exhibited greater flexibility and empathy toward their children, whereas fathers tended to imitate harsher parenting methods. The study emphasizes how crucial it is to give kids a respectful and caring environment, promote honest communication, and end the cycle of abusive parenting through instruction and positive reinforcement.