Personality correlates of men who abuse their partners: A cross-validation study

  title={Personality correlates of men who abuse their partners: A cross-validation study},
  author={L. Kevin Hamberger and James E. Hastings},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
The present study was designed to replicate a previous investigation of personality profiles of men who abused their partners. The initial study found personality profiles reflecting general categories related to schizoidal /borderline, narcissistic/anti-social, and dependent/compulsive personality disorders. Cross-validation revealed a nearly identical replication of the initial findings. Further, as with the initial study, only about 12% of the subjects in the present effort showed no… 

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