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NCJ Number: 229490 Find in a Library
Title: Motivations and Justification for Partner Aggression in a Sample of African American College Women
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:7  Dated:October-November 2009  Pages:698-717
Author(s): J. Celeste Walley-Jean; Suzanne Swan
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 20
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the use, experience, and conceptualization of partner violence in African-American college-aged women.
Abstract: The results revealed that African-American women in the current sample were using intimate partner violence (IPV) primarily as a destructive method of communication. Furthermore, justifications for aggression, in general, were significantly related to the perpetration of minor physical aggression. Implications of the study for the prevention of dating violence among college women are discussed. Little is known about African-American college women's use, experience, and conceptualizations of IPV. The current study addressed this gap in the literature by investigating a sample of African-American college women's motivations for perpetration of psychological and physical IPV and justifications for hypothetical aggressive behavior, using factors derived from a factor analysis of the Motivations and Effects Questionnaire (Follingstad, Wright, Lloyd, and Sebastian, 1991). Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Violent females
Index Term(s): Aggression; Black/African Americans; Domestic assault; Female offenders; Violence; Violence causes; Violent women
Note: Special issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence, Part II, for additional information see NCJ-229488-489 and NCJ-229491-494.
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