Antecedents of abusive personality and abusive behavior in wife assaulters

@article{Dutton2006AntecedentsOA,
  title={Antecedents of abusive personality and abusive behavior in wife assaulters},
  author={Donald G. Dutton and Andrew Starzomski and Lee Ryan},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={113-132}
}
One hundred and forty men referred for wife assault and 45 demographically matched controls were assessed for psychological variables associated with abusive personality (anger, cyclical (borderline) personality organization (BPO) and chronic experience of trauma symptoms) and abusive behaviors (both physical and emotional) as reported by their female partners. Predictor variables for these abuse measures included the EMBU which assesses recollections of parental warmth and rejection and the… CONTINUE READING
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