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Analysis of borderline personality organization among female and male domestic violence batterers


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This study examined the relationship between aggression and borderline personality organization among female and male domestic violence batterers. Male and female participants from two batterer treatment programs ( n = 49), at the Psychological Services Center at Alliant International University, Fresno and the Las Palmas Counseling Center, and two criminology classes (n = 66) at California State University, Fresno completed a demographic questionnaire and two psychological instruments, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III) and the Revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS-2).

A chi-square analysis comparing Scale C (Borderline) scores on the MCMI-III of batterers and nonbatterers yielded a significant result. Batterers had higher scores on Scale C than did nonbatterers (p < .05). A MANOVA was conducted to assess the relationship between persons with and without Scale C elevations and levels of aggression. The overall interaction was not significant, however, the results showed a significant difference between groups on the CTS-2 Psychological Aggression scales. Persons with Scale C elevations had higher levels of psychological aggression than did persons with no elevation on Scale C (p < .05). A second MANOVA that compared CTS-2 subscale and Scale C scores of batterers and nonbatterers produced statistically significant results. Batterers had higher levels of aggression on all CTS-2 subscales except for the Sexual Coercion-Minor subscale and higher Scale C scores than did nonbatterers (p < .05). This finding is consistent with previous research that has shown batterers to be more aggressive than nonbatterers.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Criminology;
Psychotherapy;
Personality
Classification
0627: Criminology
0622: Psychotherapy
0625: Personality
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Batterers; Borderline personality disorder; Domestic violence
Title
Analysis of borderline personality organization among female and male domestic violence batterers
Author
Chavez, Leticia Josephine
Number of pages
108
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
1435
Source
DAI-B 65/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496130436, 0496130439
Advisor
Price-Sharps, Jana
University/institution
Alliant International University, Fresno
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3152571
ProQuest document ID
305043933
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305043933
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