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Relationship Between Recent Life Events, Social Supports, and Attitudes to Domestic Violence: Predictive Roles in Behaviors

Guoping, H.,
Yalin, Z.,
Yuping, C.,
Momartin, S.,
Ming, W.
Journal Article
Year Published: 2010
SAGE Publications
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(5); 863-876: May 2010
SAGE Publications

In this study, the authors assessed the relationship between recent life events, attitudes to domestic violence (DV), and DV behaviors among perpetrators of DV in China. A total of 600 participants were assessed for recent life events, psychological functioning, social support, and attitudes to DV. Results showed that recent negative life events (NLE) and attitudes to DV were predictive factors for DV among perpetrators of DV, after controlling for demographic variables, psychological functioning, and social supports. The findings suggest that recent life events are factors that may contribute to behaviors of DV. They also highlight the importance of changes of negative attitudes to DV among perpetrators. The authors conclude that intervention and prevention programs based on psychological functioning and social support in relation to perpetrators of DV may be useful to control DV in China. Modified Author Abstract.

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