The complex relationship between dependency and domestic violence: converging psychological factors and social forces.

  title={The complex relationship between dependency and domestic violence: converging psychological factors and social forces.},
  author={Robert F. Bornstein},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={61 6},
  • R. Bornstein
  • Published 31 August 2006
  • Psychology
  • The American psychologist
Research indicates that economic dependency in women and emotional dependency in men independently contribute to domestic-partner abuse risk and that high levels of emotional dependency in an abused partner may reduce the likelihood that the victimized person will terminate the relationship. An analysis of psychological factors and social forces that contribute to domestic violence suggests that multimodal intervention strategies are needed to combat this complex problem. 

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