ERIC Number: EJ348900
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Assertion and Family Violence: Correlates of Spouse Abuse.
O'Leary, K. Daniel; Curley, Alison D.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v12 n3 p281-89 Jul 1986
Abusive, discordant, and satisfactorily married couples were compared on self-report measures of general assertion, spouse-specific assertion, spouse-specific aggression, and spousal physical aggression in their families of origin. Low levels of spouse-specific assertion were characteristic of discordant couples whether abusive or not. Spousal violence in the family of origin was critical for abusive men. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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