Title

Adult Attachment Security and Different Types of Relational Violence Victimization Among College‐Age Couples

Keywords

relational violence, victimization, college-age couples, couples

Abstract

This study aims to understand the associations between adult attachment security and different types of intimate partner violence victimization including that of emotional abuse, physical violence, and sexual coercion among heterosexual couples. Participants included 87 couples with the mean age 22.3 years. An actor–partner interdependence model was fit to the data. Findings indicated that adult attachment security accounted for 15% of the variance in the emotional abuse victimization of females, 9% of the variance in the sexual coercion victimization of females, and 7% of the variance in minor physical victimization of males. This may significantly impact risk factor assessment, and contribute to improved therapeutic intervention and increased understanding of the development and progression of relationship violence.

Original Publication Citation

Karakurt, G.,Banford Witting, A.,Whiting, K.(2018). Adult Attachment Security and Different Types of Relational Violence Victimization among College-Age Couples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12352

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-08-20

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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