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NCJ Number: 229793 Find in a Library
Title: Profiling Abusive Men Based on Women's Self-Reports: Findings From a Sample of Urban Low-Income Minority Women
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:March 2010  Pages:313-327
Author(s): Subadra Panchanadeswaran; Laura Ting; Jessica G. Burke; Patricia O'Campo; Karen A. McDonnell; Andrea C. Gielen
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: 2RO1MH53821
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study sought to identify abusive profiles of non-treatment seeking men using women's self reports.
Abstract: Understanding abusive behaviors among nonclinical samples of men is important to help women in the community understand the risks they may face. The purpose of the current study is to identify abusive profiles and subgroups of non-treatment-seeking men using women's self reports. Of the sample of 611 women, 43 percent reported current abuse; chronicity of psychological aggression was the highest. Cluster analysis results revealed three different types of abusers. Findings provided support for recognizing batterer heterogeneity, especially based on women's reports. Recommendations for future research and the limitations of using batterer typologies are discussed. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Offender profiles
Index Term(s): Abused women; Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Female victims
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