Intimate partner violence, Gender, Perpetrator, Rationalization
The purpose of this study was to understand the way male perpetrators’ perceive and explain intimate partner violence (IPV) in their relationship. Specifically, men were invited to reflect upon their role in their relationship when violence exists, their contributions to the violence, and how they felt about it. Using coding procedures from grounded theory methodology, researchers analyzed data from 13 men who had been in violent relationships. Seven key themes were identified from 104 significant statements. These themes included justification, relapse, control, anger, emotional threshold, triggers, and remorse. Clinical implications as well as suggestions for future research are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Whiting, J. B., Parker, T., & Houghtaling, A. (2014). Explanations of a Violent Relationship: The Male Perpetrator’s Perspective. Journal of Family Violence, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-014-9582-9
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whiting, Jason B. PhD; Parker, Timothy G.; and Houghtaling, Austin W., "Explanations of a Violent Relationship: The Male Perpetrator’s Perspective" (2014). All Faculty Publications. 2170.
Journal of Family Violence
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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