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Title:A mixed-method analysis of women's intimate partner violence
Author(s):Lehrner, Amy L.
Director of Research:Allen, Nicole E.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Allen, Nicole E.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Miller, Gregory A.; Miller, Peggy J.; Rappaport, Julian; Verona, Edelyn
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):intimate partner violence
women's intimate partner violence
conflict tactics scales
gender and intimate partner violence
qualitative inquiry
Abstract:This mixed-method study aims to elucidate the relevance of gender in women’s intimate partner violence through an ecologically-informed analysis of individual differences in attachment and personality and social contexts. Findings suggest that the Conflict Tactics Scales led to inflated estimates of women’s violence through the misidentification of play as violence and through the categorization of a range of behaviors, called mock-violence, that fall along a continuum from playful to short of meaningfully violent. Study findings also support the position that gender fundamentally shapes the contexts, meanings, and interpretations of women’s aggressive behaviors and is thus central to any analysis of intimate partner violence. Together, these findings lend support to arguments for re-visiting fundamental issues of problem definition and measurement.
Issue Date:2011-08-25
Rights Information:Copyright 2011 Amy L. Lehrner
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-25
Date Deposited:2011-08

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