Prevalence and Characteristics of Psychological Abuse Reported by Court-Involved Battered Women

@article{Henning2003PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and Characteristics of Psychological Abuse Reported by Court-Involved Battered Women},
  author={Kris Henning and Lisa M Klesges},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={857 - 871}
}
This study describes the prevalence and correlates of psychological abuse in a sample of 3,370adult women assaulted by male intimate partners. Victims were asked about their history of physical and psychological abuse, characteristics of the current offense, perpetrator characteristics, and their own response to the abuse. Prior psychological abuse was reported by most (80%) of the women, and rarely did physical aggression occur in the absence of psychological abuse. Men with a history of… 

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