ERIC Number: EJ884949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Does the Situational Couple Violence-Intimate Terrorism Typology Explain Cohabitors' High Risk of Intimate Partner Violence?
Brownridge, Douglas A.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v25 n7 p1264-1283 2010
This study examines M. P. Johnson's assertion that violence in marital unions is more likely to be intimate terrorism (IT) and violence in cohabiting unions is more likely to be situational couple violence (SCV). Having overcome limitations of the data on which Johnson based his assertion, the results show that cohabiting and married victims of violence are equally likely to report experiencing SCV and IT. Moreover, cohabitors have higher odds of experiencing SCV and IT compared to their counterparts living in a marital union. These marital status differences are explained by selection and relationship factors theorized to account for them. Although the SCV-IT typology does appear to shed light on gender differences, the results of this study suggest that, where relevant, researchers using this typology should not neglect risk factors derived from theories for understanding intimate partner violence (IPV). (Contains 5 tables and 11 notes.)
Descriptors: Marital Status, Terrorism, At Risk Persons, Classification, Family Violence, Gender Differences, Family Structure, Marriage, Females, Foreign Countries, Males, Spouses, Interpersonal Relationship, Age Differences, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Depression (Psychology)
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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