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ERIC Number: EJ927695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Vulnerabilities, Stressors, and Adaptations in Situationally Violent Relationships
Stith, Sandra M.; Amanor-Boadu, Yvonne; Miller, Marjorie Strachman; Menhusen, Erin; Morgan, Carla; Few-Demo, April
Family Relations, v60 n1 p73-89 Feb 2011
Very little research has examined the dynamics within couple relationships that may lead to situational couple violence (SCV; M. P. Johnson, 2006a; K. H. Rosen, S. M. Stith, A. L. Few, K. L. Daly, & D. R. Tritt, 2005). To enhance understanding of these dynamics, we conducted a qualitative analysis of interviews with 11 couples previously classified as engaging in SCV using M. P. Johnson and K. J. Ferraro's (2000) typology of violent relationships. In this analysis, sensitizing concepts from the vulnerability-stress-adaptation Model (B. R. Karney & T. N. Bradbury, 1995) were used to better understand the experiences of couples who report situational violence in their relationships. Findings demonstrate ways in which vulnerabilities and stressful events combine to create adaptive processes in couples, such as compliance, escalation, or withdrawal, which may lead to violence. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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