Title page for ETD etd-12302008-063717
|Type of Document
||Jester, Stephanie Barasch
||The conflict resolution resources of female dating violence victims :a comparison of women who use mutual violence and women who remain nonviolent
||Master of Science
||Family and Child Development
|Stith, Sandra M.
|Bartle, Suzanne E.
|Rosen, Karen H.
|Date of Defense
Social science research has consistently revealed that dating violence victims differ
in their use of violence against their dating partners. Some victims use violence in
mutually violent dating relationships while other victims remain nonviolent in unilaterally
violent dating relationships. The present study sought to understand how mutually
violent victims, unilateral victims and women in nonviolent relationships differ in their
use of conflict resolution resources. Findings indicated that mutually violent victims used
more direct and confrontational resources when resolving conflict with their partners than
did women in nonviolent dating relationships. However, there were no differences
between the mutually violent victims and the unilateral victims, nor between unilateral
victims and women in nonviolent relationships. Although conflict resolution resources
did not discriminate between mutually violent victims and unilateral victims, broader
contextual and systemic factors may contribute to the likelihood that a victim will or will
not use violence when resolving violent conflict in her dating relationship. Future
research should examine the contextual and systemic factors that may lead to the use of
mutual violence by victims in dating relationships.
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