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An investment model analysis of relationship stability among women court-mandated to violence interventions
Psychology of Women Quarterly (2005)
  • D. L. Rhatigan
  • T. M. Moore
  • Gregory Lyal Stuart
Abstract
This investigation examined relationship stability among 60 women court-mandated to violence interventions by applying a general model (i.e., Rusbult's 1980 Investment Model) to predict intentions to leave current relationships. As in past research, results showed that Investment Model predictions were supported such that court-mandated women who reported lesser relationship satisfaction, greater alternatives, and fewer investments in current relationships endorsed lower levels of commitment and greater intentions to leave those relationships. Secondary analyses showed that court-mandated women's violence perpetration and experiences of being victimized were minimally related to model factors or women's intentions to leave. Taken together, results of this study provide additional evidence that general models should be used to predict relationship termination decisions among women involved in violent relationships, and violence experiences alone do not affect that decision. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2005.00225.x
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
D. L. Rhatigan, T. M. Moore and Gregory Lyal Stuart. "An investment model analysis of relationship stability among women court-mandated to violence interventions" Psychology of Women Quarterly Vol. 29 Iss. 3 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_stuart/64/