Application of Attachment Theory to Male Violence Toward Female Intimates

  title={Application of Attachment Theory to Male Violence Toward Female Intimates},
  author={John E. Kesner and Teresa W. Julian and Patrick C. McKenry},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
Ninety one men were interviewed regarding their intimate relationships and childhood experiences. A secondary analysis of an extant data set was conducted to explore the applicability of Bowlby's attachment theory in explaining the etiology of male intimate violence. Various attachment-related variables were hypothesized to be related to male intimate violence. Results of a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that the attachment cluster of variables served as unique predictors of male… Expand

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