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NCJ Number: 136121 Find in a Library
Title: Spousal Violence Among Alcoholic Women as Compared to a Random Household Sample of Women
Journal: Journal of Studies on Alcohol  Volume:50  Issue:6  Dated:(1989)  Pages:533-540
Author(s): B A Miller; W R Downs; D M Gondoli
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between spousal violence and women's alcoholism problems by collecting data from two samples: 45 alcoholic women attending local treatment agencies and Alcoholics Anonymous groups and 40 randomly selected nonalcoholic women.
Abstract: Two-hour interviews were conducted with all the subjects and the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS) was used to assess spouse-to-woman violence. According to the findings, alcoholic women had higher levels of spouse-to-woman negative verbal interaction, moderate violence, and severe violence compared to the control group. Spouse violence scores were strong predictors of type of sample, even when controlling for presence of alcohol problems in the spouse, income, parental violence, parental alcohol problems, and changes in parental family. Alcoholism treatment programs should screen for spousal violence among women patients and victims of spousal violence should be screened for alcohol-related problems. 3 tables, 6 notes, and 30 references
Main Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Spouse abuse causes
Index Term(s): Domestic violence causes
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