The Control Motive and Marital Violence

  title={The Control Motive and Marital Violence},
  author={R. Felson and M. Outlaw},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={387 - 407}
  • R. Felson, M. Outlaw
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Violence and Victims
  • The role of the control motive in marital violence is examined using data on current and former marriages from the Survey of Violence and Threats of Violence Against Women and Men. The findings indicate no support for the position that husbands engage in more marital violence than wives because they are more controlling. In former marriages, we observe statistical interactions between gender and control: former husbands who were controlling or jealous were particularly likely to be verbally… CONTINUE READING

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