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NCJ Number: 119596 Find in a Library
Title: Violence in the Family: An Analysis in Terms of Interpersonal Resource-Exchange
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(1989)  Pages:127-142
Author(s): M Teichman; Y Teichman
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article views spouse abuse within the general framework of interpersonal relationships and resource exchange.
Abstract: The exchange-social control theory proposed by Gelles is expanded using Foa's interpersonal resource theory. Foa classifies interpersonal resources involved in interpersonal transactions. Using the work of both Gelles and Foa, predictions are made on situations in which family violence as a mode of resource exchange is likely to occur. Suggested interventions by clinicians and other professionals who encounter family violence cases are noted. The authors indicate that interpersonal resource classification may provide a systematic framework for analyzing individual and family needs for interpersonal resources, patterns of exchange relationships among family members, and intervention modalities. 49 references, 1 table, 1 figure. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Domestic relations; Interpersonal relations; Psychological theories; Social control theory
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