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What attracts men who batter to their partners? An exploratory study.
J Interpers Violence. 2011 Sep; 26(14):2747-63.JI

Abstract

Men who batter, because of particular personality traits and sense of entitlement, may select partners whom they perceive will be dependent on them, meet their emotional needs, or be "objects" of physical attractiveness. During treatment intake, 181 offenders responded to the question, "What attracted you to her (your partner)?" We explored whether men who mentioned their own needs or her physical traits would engage in more frequent and severe violence and would have specific forms of personality disorder dimensions or personality traits. Six categories of attraction, including "her physical traits" and "his needs," were derived from the men's responses. The results showed that men who focused on their partners' physical attractiveness were more likely to be violent after treatment. Men who cited their own needs for their attraction had higher scores on borderline personality, alcohol abuse, and psychotic thinking and lower scores on compulsive-conforming.

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School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. saunddan@umich.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21282125

Citation

Saunders, Daniel G., et al. "What Attracts Men Who Batter to Their Partners? an Exploratory Study." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 26, no. 14, 2011, pp. 2747-63.
Saunders DG, Kurko JF, Barlow K, et al. What attracts men who batter to their partners? An exploratory study. J Interpers Violence. 2011;26(14):2747-63.
Saunders, D. G., Kurko, J. F., Barlow, K., & Crane, C. E. (2011). What attracts men who batter to their partners? An exploratory study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(14), 2747-63. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260510390943
Saunders DG, et al. What Attracts Men Who Batter to Their Partners? an Exploratory Study. J Interpers Violence. 2011;26(14):2747-63. PubMed PMID: 21282125.
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TY - JOUR T1 - What attracts men who batter to their partners? An exploratory study. AU - Saunders,Daniel G, AU - Kurko,Jennifer F, AU - Barlow,Kirsten, AU - Crane,Colleen E, Y1 - 2011/01/30/ PY - 2011/2/2/entrez PY - 2011/2/2/pubmed PY - 2011/12/17/medline SP - 2747 EP - 63 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 26 IS - 14 N2 - Men who batter, because of particular personality traits and sense of entitlement, may select partners whom they perceive will be dependent on them, meet their emotional needs, or be "objects" of physical attractiveness. During treatment intake, 181 offenders responded to the question, "What attracted you to her (your partner)?" We explored whether men who mentioned their own needs or her physical traits would engage in more frequent and severe violence and would have specific forms of personality disorder dimensions or personality traits. Six categories of attraction, including "her physical traits" and "his needs," were derived from the men's responses. The results showed that men who focused on their partners' physical attractiveness were more likely to be violent after treatment. Men who cited their own needs for their attraction had higher scores on borderline personality, alcohol abuse, and psychotic thinking and lower scores on compulsive-conforming. SN - 1552-6518 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21282125/What_attracts_men_who_batter_to_their_partners_An_exploratory_study_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260510390943?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -