Due to high frequency of occurrences and the significance of impact created by child abuse over lifespan development of victims, it is essential to conduct a research study focusing on this hypothesis and an experiment to identify interdependence between said variables.
This hypothesis can be tested by using the twin-study method and analysing relationship between biological twins who might have suffered from child abuse (Dinwiddie et al., 2000). This study will involve a comparative analysis between children who demonstrate presence of abusive experiences and other non-victimized children. The experiment will examine personal attributes owned by targets of child abuse. It shall be vital to clarify with sampled children that child abuse may or may not involve physical force and coercion. The intensity of abuse shall also be studied to evaluate how different behavioral symptoms, shown during the subsequent period of life cycle, are directly related to unfortunate events that occurred during early childhood. A contrast shall be designed, based on lifespan development sciences, between twins who claim to have gone through child abuse and other children who have no relevant history. Moreover, detailed assessment shall be carried out within members of same-sex twin pairs suffering from sexually abusive experiences....
s of this study as it acknowledges the environmental and cultural background and values to play as pivotal role as played by genetics in developing such mindset which
appeals to abuse a child. Methodology A population of 40 twins of various ages shall be selected for the experiment and they shall be interviewed to establish an understanding of their lifespan development in subsequent years, alongwith adverse childhood history milestones. Questionnaires might not be effective since this research requires open-ended questions that demand narrative answers to clearly reveal the whole picture. On the other hand, interviews shall be conducted on telephone rather than face-to-face to avoid creating uncomfortable atmosphere for the respondents who might hesitate and conceal some bits of information out of embarrassment. Interviewers shall be people who are highly trained in inquiring techniques and have good command on frameworks such as SSAGA, which shall be adapted to design telephonic interview formats. This methodology focuses on obtaining information pertaining to childhood history, symptoms of mental disorders and sufferings such as depression, social isolation and anxiety attacks throughout the entire life cycle (Bucholz et al. 1994). A disorder or symptom reported by either of the twin shall be accounted for and recorded for each pair. Emphasis must be placed on acquiring information relating to frequency of suicidal attempts, if any, especially in adolescent years of the sampled population. Since abuse might be of different categories, thus it is crucial to know how different individuals went through various types of abuses, including sexual intercourse and penetration. Data collected shall be analysed by using various analytical tools that enable us to establish a