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ERIC Number: EJ1102626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Can a "Psychosocial Model" Help Explain Violence Perpetrated by Female Batterers?
Ferreira, Regardt J.; Buttell, Frederick P.
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n4 p362-371 Jul 2016
Objective: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the psychosocial predictors of propensity for abusiveness among a large sample of women ordered into a 26-week batterer intervention program (BIP). Method: The study employed a nonequivalent, control group design (comparing program completers to dropouts) in a secondary analysis of 485 women. Results: Analysis indicated that (1) there were no significant differences between program completers and dropouts on their propensity for abusiveness. (2) There are specific family of origin indicators associated with higher levels of propensity for abusiveness among women batterers. (3) Family of origin indicators leading to increased propensity for abusiveness were significantly different among racial groups. Conclusion: These findings reveal characteristics of women batterers, as they relate to the propensity for abusiveness and provide preliminary evidence suggesting exposure to various forms of violence in family of origin helps explain the use of violence by adult women against their intimate partners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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