Personality and situational correlates of self-reported reasons for intimate partner violence among women versus men referred for batterers' intervention.

@article{Ross2011PersonalityAS,
  title={Personality and situational correlates of self-reported reasons for intimate partner violence among women versus men referred for batterers' intervention.},
  author={Jody Ross},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={711-27}
}
This study examines personality and situational correlates of self-reported reasons for intimate partner violence (IPV) among women and men court-ordered to batterers' intervention as IPV offenders. Women endorsed self-defense and men retaliation as their primary reasons for IPV. Both also endorsed emotion dysregulation as a reason for much of their violence. Women's partner violence was largely, but not exclusively, situationally motivated. Women's reasons for violence also related… CONTINUE READING
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