Faculty Publications

Title

Differential patterns of partner-to-woman violence: A comparison of samples of community, alcohol-abusing, and battered women

Document Type

Article

Keywords

alcohol abuse, battered women, conflict tactics scale, spousal violence

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Family Violence

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

113

Last Page

135

Abstract

This paper compared a sample of women in treatment for alcoholism (N = 45) with a randomly selected sample of women from the local community (N = 40), and a sample of women receiving services for victimization by severe partner violence (N = 38). Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS) items were dichotomized into low frequency of partner violence (twice per year or less) and high frequency of violence (once per month or more), and then summed to yield separate low frequency and high frequency scores for each CTS subscale. Results showed that at the high frequency level, battered women reported the highest scores on each subscale, alcoholic women the second highest, and the community sample of women reported the lowest level of violence. A multiple regression analysis revealed that being in the alcoholic sample significantly predicted high frequency negative verbal interaction and moderate violence, controlling for presence of a partner with alcohol-related problems and demographic differences among the samples. © 1993 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Original Publication Date

6-1-1993

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF00981763

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