Object relations in abusive partner relationships: an empirical investigation.

@article{Cogan1996ObjectRI,
  title={Object relations in abusive partner relationships: an empirical investigation.},
  author={Rosemary Cogan and John H Porcerelli},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={1996},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={106-15}
}
The Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (Westen, Barends, Leigh, Mendel, & Silbert, 1990) was used to assess four dimensions of object relations in the descriptions of relationship episodes of 41 men and 40 women entering psychotherapy and reporting physical abuse in their marital or partner relationships on the Conflict Tactics Scale (Straus, 1979) and in a matched group of 13 men and 13 women reporting no partner violence. Object relations levels were lower for men and women in the… CONTINUE READING