publication . Doctoral thesis . 1996

Physical violence and psychological abuse among siblings: a theoretical and empirical analysis

Hoffman, Kristi L.;
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  • Published: 15 Sep 1996
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This study develops and evaluates a theoretical model based on social learning, conflict, and feminist perspectives to explain teenage sibling physical violence and psychological abuse. Using regression analysis and data from 796 young adults, considerable support is found for all three theoretical approaches and suggests an integrated model best predicts acts of violence and abuse among siblings. For physical violence, males and brothers had significantly higher rates. Spousal verbal conflict, patriarchal attitudes towards the distribution of chores among siblings, attitudes approving of the use of physical force during an argument, and sibling verbal conflict ...
free text keywords: feminist theory, sibling violence, psychological abuse, family violence, social learning theory, conflict theory, LD5655.V856 1996.H644
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