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Is there a difference? Examining MMPI-2 personality scales of female and male perpetrators of intimate partner violence


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Domestic violence is a national concern and cause for worry. While people of some nations and societies are more prone to domestic violence compared to others, most agree that it is a social and economic problem. Most of the research and treatment programs for domestic violence tend to treat women as victims. However, studies have shown that men are equally, if not more, abused in intimate relationships. Female perpetrators of domestic violence often exhibit different personality traits as compared to male perpetrators.

The focus of this study was to identify and explore the differences in personalities between male and female perpetrators of domestic violence. MMPI-2 subscales Pa, Si, Pd, L, M–F, 0-H, and D were examined. This study found that there were no significant differences in the personality subscales of female and male perpetrators. The findings of this study bring about broad implications regarding the factors leading to female to male abuse; primarily the controversial stance that women can and do inflict violence toward their male counterparts for similar reasons.

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Subject
Social psychology;
Personality psychology
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0625: Personality psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Domestic violence; Intimate partner violence
Title
Is there a difference? Examining MMPI-2 personality scales of female and male perpetrators of intimate partner violence
Author
Leslie-Jones, Tikesha
Number of pages
121
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
1435
Source
DAI-B 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267018441
University/institution
Alliant International University, Fresno
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3485086
ProQuest document ID
904100146
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/904100146
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