Female Aggression Toward Male Intimate Partners: An Examination of Social Norms in a Community-Based Sample

  title={Female Aggression Toward Male Intimate Partners: An Examination of Social Norms in a Community-Based Sample},
  author={S. Sorenson and C. Taylor},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={78 - 96}
  • S. Sorenson, C. Taylor
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • We investigated the effect of assailant gender on injunctive social norms (i.e., beliefs about what ought to happen) regarding violence toward an intimate heterosexual partner. In a random-digit-dialed survey conducted in four languages, 3,769 community-residing adults were presented with five vignettes in which we experimentally manipulated characteristics of the assailant, victim, and incident. We examined the vignette variables and measured respondent characteristics using multivariate… CONTINUE READING
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