Predicting potentially life-threatening partner violence by women toward men: A preliminary analysis

Denise A. Hines, Emily M. Douglas

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Abstract

Researchers have documented predictors of life-threatening violence by men toward women. Little research has assessed predictors of life-threatening violence toward men by women. We investigated such predictors in a sample of 302 men who sustained partner violence (PV) and sought help. Based on prior research on women as victims, we examined the following as potential predictors: Demographics of the participant, his female partner, and their relationship; relationship power imbalances; her use of various forms of PV; her alcohol/drug use; his use of various forms of PV; his mental health and substance abuse; and his help seeking and social support. Logistic regressions indicated that there were 2 consistent predictors: The female partner's frequency of physical PV and the number of sources from which theparticipant sought help.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-771
Number of pages21
JournalViolence and Victims
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • Female perpetrators
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Male victims
  • Severe violence

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