Personality characteristics of spouse abusers: a controlled comparison.

@article{Hastings1988PersonalityCO,
  title={Personality characteristics of spouse abusers: a controlled comparison.},
  author={James E. Hastings and L. Kevin Hamberger},
  journal={Violence and victims},
  year={1988},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          31-48
        }
}
The present study compared male spouse abusers, with and without alcohol problems, with age-matched, nonabusive males on measures of personality style, personality disorder, dysphoria, and a number of demographic measures. There were no differences among the groups in racial composition, religious preference, or religious devoutness. Male abusers were less likely to be employed, to be in intact relationships, and were less well educated. They were more likely to have witnessed abuse or… CONTINUE READING
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