Can a “Psychosocial Model” Help Explain Violence Perpetrated by Female Batterers?

@article{Ferreira2016CanA,
  title={Can a “Psychosocial Model” Help Explain Violence Perpetrated by Female Batterers?},
  author={R. Ferreira and F. Buttell},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={362 - 371}
}
Objective: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the psychosocial predictors of propensity for abusiveness among a large sample of women ordered into a 26-week batterer intervention program (BIP). Method: The study employed a nonequivalent, control group design (comparing program completers to dropouts) in a secondary analysis of 485 women. Results: Analysis indicated that (1) there were no significant differences between program completers and dropouts on their propensity for abusiveness… Expand
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