Adult attachment as a risk factor for intimate partner violence: the "mispairing" of partners' attachment styles.

@article{Doumas2008AdultAA,
  title={Adult attachment as a risk factor for intimate partner violence: the "mispairing" of partners' attachment styles.},
  author={Diana M. Doumas and Christine L. Pearson and Jenna E Elgin and Lisa L McKinley},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={616-34}
}
This study examined the relationship between intimate partner violence and adult attachment in a sample of 70 couples. The attachment style of each partner and the interaction of the partners' attachment styles were examined as predictors of intimate partner violence. Additional analyses were conducted to examine violence reciprocity and to explore differences in the relationship between attachment and violence using continuous and dichotomous violence measures. Results of hierarchical… CONTINUE READING

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