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ERIC Number: EJ920964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Intimate Partner Violence within Law Enforcement Families
Anderson, Anita S.; Lo, Celia C.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n6 p1176-1193 Apr 2011
Using data from the Baltimore Police Stress and Domestic Violence study, the authors examined how exposure to stressful events on the job affects law enforcement employees' physical aggression toward domestic partners, evaluating the role of negative emotions and authoritarian spillover in mediating the impact of such task-related stress. The authors consulted general strain theory and angry aggression theory to explain domestic violence in police families. Significant positive effects on physical aggression toward an intimate partner were found for variables measuring authoritarian spillover and negative emotions. However, these effects were different for different gender and racial groups. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland