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NCJ Number: 230249 Find in a Library
Title: Normative Misperceptions of Abuse Among Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:4  Dated:April 2010  Pages:370-386
Author(s): Clayton Neighbors; Denise D. Walker; Lyungai F. Mbilinyi; Allison O'Rourke; Jeffrey L. Edleson; Joan Zegree; Roger A. Roffman
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study evaluated normative misperceptions of abusive behaviors in men who are perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV).
Abstract: This research was designed to evaluate the applicability of social norms approaches to interventions with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV). Participants included 124 nonadjudicated IPV perpetrating men recruited from the general population who completed assessment of their own IPV behaviors via telephone interviews and estimated the prevalence of behaviors in other men. Results indicated that IPV perpetrators consistently overestimated the percentage of men who engaged in IPV and that their estimates were associated with violence toward their partner over the past 90 days. Findings provide preliminary support for incorporating social norms approaches into clinical applications. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Behavior patterns; Domestic violence causes; Individual behavior; Male offenders; Social psychology; Violence
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