A Model for Predicting Dating Violence: Anxious Attachment, Angry Temperament, and Need for Relationship Control

  title={A Model for Predicting Dating Violence: Anxious Attachment, Angry Temperament, and Need for Relationship Control},
  author={Diane R. Follingstad and Rebekah G. Bradley and Cynthia M Helff and James E. Laughlin},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={35 - 47}
Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test a model incorporating anxious attachment, angry temperament, and attempts to control one’s partner as predictors of the severity and frequency of dating violence. To date, these concepts have not been clearly established as having direct or indirect effects on dating violence. It was hypothesized that anxious attachment and angry temperament would influence the need for and attempts to control one’s partner which, in turn, would predict a… 

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