Sex differences in aggression between heterosexual partners: a meta-analytic review.

  title={Sex differences in aggression between heterosexual partners: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={John Archer},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={126 5},
  • J. Archer
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Psychology
  • Psychological bulletin
Meta-analyses of sex differences in physical aggression to heterosexual partners and in its physical consequences are reported. Women were slightly more likely (d = -.05) than men to use one or more act of physical aggression and to use such acts more frequently. Men were more likely (d = .15) to inflict an injury, and overall, 62% of those injured by a partner were women. The findings partially support previous claims that different methods of measurement produce conflicting results, but there… 
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