Violent Men in Intimate Relationships: An Analysis of Risk Markers
In the family violence literature, a number of risk markers associated with men's use of violence against women have been identified. Using the 1975 National Family Violence Survey, a multivariate analysis was performed to examine which risk markers best differentiated among nonviolent men, verbally aggressive men, men who exhibit minor physical violence, and severely physically violent men. High levels of marital conflict, lower socioeconomic status, and greater exposure to violent role models in the home of origin emerged as primary correlates of levels of violence between intimates. Theoretical and research implications are discussed.
David B. Sugarman and Gerald T. Hotaling. "Violent Men in Intimate Relationships: An Analysis of Risk Markers" Faculty Publications (1989).
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