Relational aggression, intimate partner violence, and gender: An exploratory analysis

Emily M. Wright, Michael L. Benson

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Abstract

This study explores the effects of romantic relational aggression on intimate partner violence. The concept of relational aggression denotes a type of nonphysical aggression that is specific to relationships and that has only recently been recognized in the psychological literature. Using responses to the Conflict Tactics Scale from adults participating in the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, romantic relational aggression is examined with regard to male and female intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization. Results indicate that romantic relational aggression is a predictor of partner violence perpetration and victimization among both males and females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-302
Number of pages20
JournalVictims and Offenders
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2010

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Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Domestic violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Nonphysical aggression
  • Relational aggression
  • Relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Law

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Relational aggression, intimate partner violence, and gender : An exploratory analysis. / Wright, Emily M.; Benson, Michael L.

In: Victims and Offenders, Vol. 5, No. 4, 28.09.2010, p. 283-302.

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