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NCJ Number: 229492 Find in a Library
Title: What Will Happen If I Punch Him?: Expected Consequences of Female Violence Against Male Dating Partners
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:7  Dated:October-November 2009  Pages:739-751
Author(s): Penny A. Leisring
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 13
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the expected consequences for physical violence perpetrated by women against their male dating partners.
Abstract: Aggressive women were more likely than nonaggressive women to expect that using aggression would result in winning an argument/getting their way and were more likely to expect retaliation by a partner. Among the aggressive women, perpetrator guilt was negatively correlated with the frequency of using physical aggression. Clinical implications of this study are discussed. Women's use of physical violence within college dating relationships is common, yet far less is known about aggressive women than what is known about aggressive men. This study examined expected consequences of using physical aggression against dating partners among aggressive and nonaggressive college women. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Violent females
Index Term(s): Aggression; Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Female offenders; Females; Individual behavior; Violence; Violent women
Note: Special issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence, Part II, for additional information see NCJ-229488-491 and NCJ-229493-494.
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