The impact of attitudes, attachment and partner control on intimate partner violence(IPV): a cross-cultural comparison

Albini, Laura and Browne, Kevin (2018) The impact of attitudes, attachment and partner control on intimate partner violence(IPV): a cross-cultural comparison. MSc(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

Attitudes regarding gender roles and acceptance of violence, attachment style and need for control have been strongly implicated in IPV perpetration. However, arguments have been raised regarding the weight of these variables in relation to IPV. The present online cross-sectional study aimed at comparing these variables’ strength of association between Italian and English participants to better discern attitudinal dispositions. Analyses relied on data from 194 participants collected via an online questionnaire. Logistic regression aimed at predicting IPV indicated parental violence and control as significant contributors to the likelihood of perpetrating IPV, with a moderate to strong influence of attitudes supportive of violence and lack of chivalry, and the implication of fearful attachment style and childhood experiences of violence. Important differences were found on attitude endorsement across nationalities, and on the relationship between fearful attachment and control/violence across gender. These are discussed in relation to risk assessment and interventions.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MSc(Res))
Supervisors: Browne, Kevin
Keywords: Domestic violence; Causes; Risk factors; Attachment styles; Controlling behaviour
Subjects: W Medicine and related subjects (NLM Classification) > WM Psychiatry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Item ID: 55414
Depositing User: Albini, Laura
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 12:21
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 13:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/55414

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