Gender differences in attributions of self-defense and control in interpartner aggression.

@article{Barnett1997GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in attributions of self-defense and control in interpartner aggression.},
  author={Ola W. Barnett and Ching Yin Lee and R E Thelen},
  journal={Violence against women},
  year={1997},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={462-81}
}
Previous research into gender differences suggest that the frequency of domestic abuse is equivalent for men and women, that forms of abuse differ by gender, that outcomes are more negative for women, and that the motive for abusive behavior is a desire on the part of men to control women and a desire on the part of women to defend themselves. Based on these predictions, this study compared broader contextual questions of outcomes and attributions to shed light on the gender-specific nature of… CONTINUE READING