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NCJ Number: NCJ 242702     Find in a Library
Title: Use of the Adult Attachment Scale with Domestically Violent Men
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Author(s): Anthony F. Tasso ; Donalee Brown ; Robert Griffo ; Ketrin Saud Maxwell
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:8  Dated:November 2012  Pages:731 to 739
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This study investigated attachment and domestic violence.
Abstract: Empirical evidence highlights the utility of examining attachment styles in exploring the etiology of intimate partner violence perpetration, with insecure attachment styles regularly identified as underscoring domestically violent men. This study applied the 18-item self-report Adult Attachment Scale (Collins & Read, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58(4), 644–663 1990) to 176 men entering a domestic violence perpetration counseling program. Factor analyses failed to result in the three factor model of the AAS. Subsequent item analyses indicated participants’ random and contradictory response style negated the possibility of any coherent factor structure. The results of this study caution investigators on the validity of self-report data with domestically violent men and offers both research and clinical/conceptual implications. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Male offenders ; Behavior patterns ; Self-report studies ; Violent men
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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