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The association between impulsivity, trait anger, and the perpetration of intimate partner and general violence among women arrested for domestic violence
Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2011)
  • R. C. Shorey
  • H. Brasfield
  • J. Febres
  • Gregory Lyal Stuart
Abstract
The problem of domestic violence is widespread, with research indicating men and women both perpetrate a substantial amount of aggression. However, aggression perpetrated by women is a relatively understudied area compared to aggression perpetrated by men. Additionally, research is needed to determine the correlates of aggression perpetration among women, as this can inform more effective treatment programs. Thus, the current study sought to examine the association between trait anger and impulsivity and the perpetration of physical and psychological intimate partner violence (IPV) and general aggression among women arrested for domestic violence (N = 80). Findings indicated that both trait anger and impulsivity were significantly associated with aggression perpetration and trait anger mediated the relationship between impulsivity and aggression perpetration. Directions for future research and violence intervention programs are discussed. doi: 10.1177/0886260510388289
Keywords
  • domestic violence,
  • aggression,
  • anger,
  • impulsivity
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
R. C. Shorey, H. Brasfield, J. Febres and Gregory Lyal Stuart. "The association between impulsivity, trait anger, and the perpetration of intimate partner and general violence among women arrested for domestic violence" Journal of Interpersonal Violence Vol. 26 Iss. 13 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_stuart/84/