The intergenerational transmission of aggression across three generations

  title={The intergenerational transmission of aggression across three generations},
  author={Diana M. Doumas and Gayla Margolin and Richard St. John},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
This study examined the intergenerational transmission of aggression across three generations in 181 community families. Regression analyses were conducted to assess the extent to which child abuse and marital abuse in the family-of-origin (G1) are predictive of child abuse potential and marital aggression in the second generation (G2), abuse in the family-of-origin is predictive of aggression in the third generation (G3), and child abuse potential and marital aggression in the second… 

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  • B. Carlson
  • Psychology
    Journal of Family Violence
  • 2004
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