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dc.contributor.authorJeffrey, Allison Clifforden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:47:01Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:47:01Z
dc.date.issued1996-12-16en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-1025168097370en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35484
dc.description.abstractDating violence among college students has become a pressing concern. However, to date, the bulk of the research in this area has attempted to discern correlates of marital violence. Little research has been paid to the isolation of predictors of violence that occurs early in the relationship. This paper demonstrates the utility of several risk factors identified among male college students in predicting dating violence. Factors included are history of abuse in the family of origin; insecure attachment style as measured by parental attachment and girlfriend attachment; attributional style; anger; and depression. Though it is likely that many other factors predict male dating violence, this study aims to isolate those factors that operate within the framework of history of abuse and insecure attachment. Results indicated the following: 1. History of abuse accounted for a substantial portion of the variance in predicting dating violence. 2. The interaction of attachment to family and partner was related to verbal aggression and abuse toward and from the partner. 3. Attributional style did not significantly predict dating violence beyond history of abuse. 4. Depression was not significantly related to dating violence; however, anger was significantly and directly related to verbal aggression and overall abuse from self toward partner. 5. Results were also discussed in terms of the four abuse criteria, including some notable findings regarding partner attachment style and direction of abuse. In addition, implications for treatment and prevention and suggestions for future research were offered.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartETD.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectadult attachmenten_US
dc.subjectcollege malesen_US
dc.subjectdating violenceen_US
dc.subjectattributionen_US
dc.titlePredictors of Male Violence in Dating Relationshipsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSturgis, Ellie T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGustafson, Sigrid B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEisler, Richard M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-1025168097370/en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-07-17en_US
dc.date.rdate1996-12-16
dc.date.adate1996-12-16en_US


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