ERIC Number: EJ787675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 11
The Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study "Extra-Aggression" Score as an Indicator in Cognitive Restructuring Therapy for Male Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
Norman, Michael; Ryan, Lawrence J.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n4 p561-566 2008
It was hypothesized that male perpetrators of domestic violence in the early stages of a 1-year process of cognitive restructuring therapy would manifest on the Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study higher levels of extra-aggressiveness than in later stages of the therapy process. A sample of male batterers in the process of treatment took the Rosenzweig instrument. The resulting responses were rated by trained scorers. Chi-square calculations reveled that batterers in the first quarter of treatment manifested Rosenzweig responses indicative of extra-aggressiveness, whereas in the fourth quarter, batterers manifested Rosenzweig responses indicative of im-aggression. The data are discussed relative to implications for domestic violence treatment and the use of the Rosenzweig instrument as an index of treatment progress.
Descriptors: Family Violence, Cognitive Restructuring, Males, Aggression, Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Measures (Individuals), Scores, Pictorial Stimuli
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