Testing predictions from the male control theory of men's partner violence.

  title={Testing predictions from the male control theory of men's partner violence.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Bates and Nicola Graham-Kevan and John Archer},
  journal={Aggressive behavior},
  volume={40 1},
The aim of this study was to test predictions from the male control theory of intimate partner violence (IPV) and Johnson's [Johnson, M. P. (1995). Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 282-294] typology. A student sample (N = 1,104) reported on their use of physical aggression and controlling behavior, to partners and to same-sex non-intimates. Contrary to the male control theory, women were found to be more physically aggressive to their partners than men were, and the reverse pattern was… 

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