Aggression between heterosexual dating partners - An examination of a causal model of courtship aggressionn

The authors used structural equation analyses of data obtained from a survey of 345 college undergraduates (232 women, 113 men) to test a predictive model of dating aggression based on the background-situational model proposed by Riggs and O'Leary (1989). Results offer initial support for the b...

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Published in:Journal of interpersonal violence
Main Author: Riggs, D. S.
Contributors: Oleary, K. D. (Author)
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 1996
In:Journal of interpersonal violence
Year: 1996, Volume: 11, Issue: 4, Pages: 519-540
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Summary:The authors used structural equation analyses of data obtained from a survey of 345 college undergraduates (232 women, 113 men) to test a predictive model of dating aggression based on the background-situational model proposed by Riggs and O'Leary (1989). Results offer initial support for the background-situational model. Among men and women, dating aggression was directly related to the individual's attitudes about dating aggression, history of aggressive behavior, and conflict within the relationship. However, the predicted association between family of origin violence and attitudes toward aggression and general aggressive behavior was found only among women. Among men, the predictors explained more than 60% of the variance in the latent variable of relationship aggression; among women, 32% of the variance was explained. Discussion focuses on the utility of the background-situational model for understanding etiological factors of dating aggression and indentifying targets for interventions aimed at reducing the problem
ISSN:0886-2605