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ERIC Number: ED172054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal Violence Among Married and Cohabitating Couples.
Yllo, Kersti; Straus, Murray A.
Based on previous research on cohabitation and Levinger's model of marital cohesiveness and dissolution, the hypothesis that a higher level of violence exists in ongoing marriages than in ongoing cohabitating relationships was investigated. Data from a national sample of 2,143 adults did not support this hypothesis. Instead the reverse was found, i.e., cohabitors are appreciably more violent than marrieds. However, cohabitors who are over 30, divorced women, those with high incomes, and those who had been together for over 10 years, had very low rates of violence. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-22, 1978) ; Best copy available