ERIC Number: EJ689370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Family-of-Origin Factors and Partner Violence in the Intimate Relationships of Gay Men Who Are HIV Positive
Craft, Shonda M.; Serovich, Julianne M.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v20 n7 p777-791 Jul 2005
This exploratory study examined the prevalence of intimate partner violence in a sample of gay men who are HIV positive. The concept of intergenerational transmission of violence, from family systems theory, provided the basis of this examination. It was hypothesized that men who had witnessed or experienced violence in their families of origin would be more likely to perpetrate or experience violence in their intimate relationships. Perpetration and receipt of abuse were assessed to provide a more comprehensive examination of these relationships. The results of this study indicated that psychological abuse was the most commonly reported form of violence in these relationships. The results also provided partial support for the hypothesized relationship between family-of-origin violence and subsequent violence in an intimate relationship. Implications for future research and intervention are discussed.
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Males, Intimacy, Homosexuality, Family Violence, Longitudinal Studies
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