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Testing a theoretical model of the relationship between impulsivity, mediating variables, and marital violence
Journal of Family Violence (2005)
  • Gregory Lyal Stuart
  • A. Holtzworth-Munroe
Abstract
The present study involved a multimethod assessment of impulsivity among 86 men. Using two questionnaires and four performance-based measures of impulsivity, the factor structure of the impulsivity data was examined. Four constructs that theoretically mediate the relationship between impulsivity and husband violence (i.e., substance abuse, anger/hostility, marital dissatisfaction, and psychological abuse) were assessed to examine a mediational model predictive of husband violence. Substance abuse and marital dissatisfaction mediated the relationship between impulsivity and psychological abuse. Psychological abuse mediated the relationship between substance abuse and marital dissatisfaction and husband violence. Although anger/hostility was not a mediator, there were bivariate associations between anger/hostility and impulsivity, psychological abuse, and husband violence. The results of the regression analyses were virtually identical when controlling for the effect of intelligence on the model variables. The implications of the findings for the assessment of impulsivity and for future husband violence research are discussed. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-005-6605-6
Keywords
  • impulsivity,
  • husband violence,
  • mediation theoretical,
  • model
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
Gregory Lyal Stuart and A. Holtzworth-Munroe. "Testing a theoretical model of the relationship between impulsivity, mediating variables, and marital violence" Journal of Family Violence Vol. 20 Iss. 5 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_stuart/63/