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The Effects of Mutual Partner Violence on Women's Mental Health

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This paper discusses research on the effects of mutual partner violence on women's mental health.

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Foster, Eric; Temple, Jeff R. & Marshall, Linda L. March 31, 2005.

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  • Main Title: The Effects of Mutual Partner Violence on Women's Mental Health
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This paper discusses research on the effects of mutual partner violence on women's mental health.

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Abstract: This study examines the effects of five patterns of violence between domestic partners on women's mental health: (1) unilateral female-dominated, (2) unilateral male-dominated, (3) symmetrical mutual, (4) mutual female-dominated, and (5) mutual male-dominated. A sample of 835 low-income, ethically diverse women in heterosexual relationships were interviewed. Violence was measured with the Severity of Violence Against Women/Men Scales, and mental health by the Hopkins Symptoms Check List. A majority of violent relationships were characterized by mutuality with most violence dominated by the male partner. Women in unilateral male-dominated relationships numbered 126, while 75 were in unilateral female-dominated relationships. Violence in mutually violent relationships was most predictive of women's mental health problems. Intimate partner violence is not simply unidirectional but characterized by mutual violence.

Second Annual University Scholars Day, 2005, Denton, Texas, United States.

This study was funded by grant #R49/CCR610508 from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and grant #3691 from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, awarded to Dr. Marshall. Additional funding was provided by grant #2001-WT-BX-0504 from NIJ, awarded to the third partner. The results do not necessarily represent the official view of the funding agencies.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 2, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2005

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  • Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 2005
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Presentation for the 2005 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing the effects of mutual partner violence on women's mental health.

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  • March 31, 2005

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Foster, Eric; Temple, Jeff R. & Marshall, Linda L. The Effects of Mutual Partner Violence on Women's Mental Health, paper, March 31, 2005; [Denton, Texas]. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94270/: accessed February 22, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.

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