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ERIC Number: EJ771899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Females' Reasons for Their Physical Aggression in Dating Relationships
Hettrich, Emma L.; O'Leary, K. Daniel
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n9 p1131-1143 2007
Approximately 32% of dating college females reported that they engaged in physical aggression against their partners and that they engaged in acts of physical aggression more often than their male partners engaged in aggression against them. However, the females also reported that their male partners attempted to force them to engage in oral sex more often than the females engaged in such coercive behavior. Based on both open-ended and closed responses, the primary reasons given for engaging in physical aggression were anger at the partner and poor communication. Females who reported physical aggression in their relationships were less satisfied with their relationships, and both psychological and physical aggression were negatively correlated with positive feelings about the partners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York