Parent and partner violence in families with young children

Rates, patterns, and connections

Amy Slep, Susan G. O'Leary

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

In this study, the authors assessed men's and women's partner and parent physical aggression among 453 representatively sampled families with young children. The prevalences of partner aggression and of severe parent aggression were higher than previously reported. Substantial rates of co-occurrence were found. Risk ratios and regression analyses indicated that connections between (a) husbands' and wives' partner aggression and (b) mothers' and fathers' parent aggression were especially strong. Patterns of co-occurrence pointed to the probable relative importance of family-level, in comparison with individual, predictors of aggression. Patterns of co-occurring violence are described in light of the theoretical literature. Implications for studying family violence in community samples are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-444
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

Fingerprint

Domestic Violence
Aggression
Spouses
Violence
Fathers
Odds Ratio
Regression Analysis
Mothers

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Co-occurrence
  • Family violence
  • Partner violence
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

Parent and partner violence in families with young children : Rates, patterns, and connections. / Slep, Amy; O'Leary, Susan G.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 73, No. 3, 06.2005, p. 435-444.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{3508b799ac7345068ce5709ec3109afb,
title = "Parent and partner violence in families with young children: Rates, patterns, and connections",
abstract = "In this study, the authors assessed men's and women's partner and parent physical aggression among 453 representatively sampled families with young children. The prevalences of partner aggression and of severe parent aggression were higher than previously reported. Substantial rates of co-occurrence were found. Risk ratios and regression analyses indicated that connections between (a) husbands' and wives' partner aggression and (b) mothers' and fathers' parent aggression were especially strong. Patterns of co-occurrence pointed to the probable relative importance of family-level, in comparison with individual, predictors of aggression. Patterns of co-occurring violence are described in light of the theoretical literature. Implications for studying family violence in community samples are discussed.",
keywords = "Child abuse, Co-occurrence, Family violence, Partner violence, Prevalence",
author = "Amy Slep and O'Leary, {Susan G.}",
year = "2005",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1037/0022-006X.73.3.435",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "73",
pages = "435--444",
journal = "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology",
issn = "0022-006X",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Parent and partner violence in families with young children

T2 - Rates, patterns, and connections

AU - Slep, Amy

AU - O'Leary, Susan G.

PY - 2005/6

Y1 - 2005/6

N2 - In this study, the authors assessed men's and women's partner and parent physical aggression among 453 representatively sampled families with young children. The prevalences of partner aggression and of severe parent aggression were higher than previously reported. Substantial rates of co-occurrence were found. Risk ratios and regression analyses indicated that connections between (a) husbands' and wives' partner aggression and (b) mothers' and fathers' parent aggression were especially strong. Patterns of co-occurrence pointed to the probable relative importance of family-level, in comparison with individual, predictors of aggression. Patterns of co-occurring violence are described in light of the theoretical literature. Implications for studying family violence in community samples are discussed.

AB - In this study, the authors assessed men's and women's partner and parent physical aggression among 453 representatively sampled families with young children. The prevalences of partner aggression and of severe parent aggression were higher than previously reported. Substantial rates of co-occurrence were found. Risk ratios and regression analyses indicated that connections between (a) husbands' and wives' partner aggression and (b) mothers' and fathers' parent aggression were especially strong. Patterns of co-occurrence pointed to the probable relative importance of family-level, in comparison with individual, predictors of aggression. Patterns of co-occurring violence are described in light of the theoretical literature. Implications for studying family violence in community samples are discussed.

KW - Child abuse

KW - Co-occurrence

KW - Family violence

KW - Partner violence

KW - Prevalence

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=21244460427&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=21244460427&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1037/0022-006X.73.3.435

DO - 10.1037/0022-006X.73.3.435

M3 - Article

VL - 73

SP - 435

EP - 444

JO - Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

JF - Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

SN - 0022-006X

IS - 3

ER -