Desistance of Husband Aggression in the Early Years of Marriage
Quigley, Brian M., Leonard, Kenneth E., Violence and Victims
Desistance of husband marital aggression was investigated over a 3-year time span. One hundred and eighty-eight couples who had experienced husband aggression in the first year of marriage were followed to the third year of marriage. Overall 23.9% of these husbands had no violence in years 2 and 3. However, desistance rates differed as a function of the type of violence that occurred in year 1. Husbands who had only one incident of minor physical aggression and no severe violence in year 1 were most likely to desist in years 2 and 3 while those who used severe violence in year 1 were least likely to desist. Subsequent analyses showed that wife's depression and dissatisfaction with the …
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Publication information: Article title: Desistance of Husband Aggression in the Early Years of Marriage. Contributors: Quigley, Brian M. - Author, Leonard, Kenneth E. - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 11. Issue: 4 Publication date: January 1, 1996. Page number: 355+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.