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Women's motives for violent and nonviolent behaviors in conflicts.
J Interpers Violence. 2007 Aug; 22(8):1043-65.JI

Abstract

Drawing from past research on women's motives for intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration, correlates of women's perpetration, and correlates of nonviolent conflict, we created a scale containing 125 possible motives, representing 14 broad domains (e.g., self-defense, retaliation). Participants were an ethnically diverse sample of women who had perpetrated no physical IPV against their current partner (n = 243), threats but not physical IPV (n = 70), nonsevere physical IPV (n = 193), and at least one act of severe (e.g., choke) physical IPV (n = 93). An exploratory factor analysis yielded a seven-factor solution, representing Partners' Negative Behaviors, Increase Intimacy, Personal Problems, Retaliation, Childhood Experiences, Situation/Mood, and Partners' Personal Problems. Differences by women's IPV perpetration and race and/or ethnicity were tested with means representing these seven factors and a computed variable representing self-defense. Although motives differed by perpetration type, main effects for Partners' Negative Behavior, Personal Problems, Retaliation, and Childhood Experiences were modified by interactions, suggesting ethnicity should be considered when developing interventions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Southern Illinois University, IL 62901, USA. weston@siu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17709809

Citation

Weston, Rebecca, et al. "Women's Motives for Violent and Nonviolent Behaviors in Conflicts." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 22, no. 8, 2007, pp. 1043-65.
Weston R, Marshall LL, Coker AL. Women's motives for violent and nonviolent behaviors in conflicts. J Interpers Violence. 2007;22(8):1043-65.
Weston, R., Marshall, L. L., & Coker, A. L. (2007). Women's motives for violent and nonviolent behaviors in conflicts. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(8), 1043-65.
Weston R, Marshall LL, Coker AL. Women's Motives for Violent and Nonviolent Behaviors in Conflicts. J Interpers Violence. 2007;22(8):1043-65. PubMed PMID: 17709809.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Women's motives for violent and nonviolent behaviors in conflicts. AU - Weston,Rebecca, AU - Marshall,Linda L, AU - Coker,Ann L, PY - 2007/8/22/pubmed PY - 2007/10/20/medline PY - 2007/8/22/entrez SP - 1043 EP - 65 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 22 IS - 8 N2 - Drawing from past research on women's motives for intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration, correlates of women's perpetration, and correlates of nonviolent conflict, we created a scale containing 125 possible motives, representing 14 broad domains (e.g., self-defense, retaliation). Participants were an ethnically diverse sample of women who had perpetrated no physical IPV against their current partner (n = 243), threats but not physical IPV (n = 70), nonsevere physical IPV (n = 193), and at least one act of severe (e.g., choke) physical IPV (n = 93). An exploratory factor analysis yielded a seven-factor solution, representing Partners' Negative Behaviors, Increase Intimacy, Personal Problems, Retaliation, Childhood Experiences, Situation/Mood, and Partners' Personal Problems. Differences by women's IPV perpetration and race and/or ethnicity were tested with means representing these seven factors and a computed variable representing self-defense. Although motives differed by perpetration type, main effects for Partners' Negative Behavior, Personal Problems, Retaliation, and Childhood Experiences were modified by interactions, suggesting ethnicity should be considered when developing interventions. SN - 0886-2605 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17709809/Women's_motives_for_violent_and_nonviolent_behaviors_in_conflicts_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -