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The control motive and marital violence.

Abstract

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 aggressive and to engage in violence. The controlling husbands (present and former), however, are not particularly likely to engage in violence that is frequent, injurious, or unprovoked. The evidence suggests that husband and wives may differ in their methods of control but not their motivation to control.

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    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. rbf7@psu.edu

    Source

    Violence and victims 22:4 2007 pg 387-407

    MeSH

    Adult
    Aggression
    Battered Women
    Crime Victims
    Cultural Characteristics
    Dominance-Subordination
    Fear
    Female
    Humans
    Internal-External Control
    Interpersonal Relations
    Male
    Marriage
    Middle Aged
    Retrospective Studies
    Spouse Abuse
    United States

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    17691548