Journal of Comparative Family Studies

A journal emphasizing research concerning cross-cultural families for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, Winter

Beyond Power and Control: Towards an Understanding of Partner Abusive Men
The twin concepts of "the integenerational transmission of domestic violence" and "the family as a training ground for domestic violence" have been staples of the domestic violence literature since they were popularized by Murray Straus and his colleagues...
Female and Male Medical Students' Exposure to Violence: Impact on Well Being and Perceived Capacity to Help Battered Women
INTRODUCTIONMy father beat me for the last time on the day I left home to attend medical school. Female medical student 1What right do you have to ask me to talk to survivors of child abuse? I lived through that. Female medical student 2My husband beat...
Introduction
In 1993, the Journal of Comparative Family Studies released a special issue on family violence with Richard J. Gelles as Guest Editor. The eight articles in the special issue were well received. Indeed, it has been an important issue for our work, and...
The Associations among Male - Perpetrated Partner Violence, Wives' Psychological Distress and Children's Behavior Problems: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis
INTRODUCTIONMale-perpetrated partner violence is receiving increased clinical and research attention in recent years as awareness grows that violence within intimate relationships is a significant public health concern. It is conservatively estimated...
The Cessation of Assaults on Wives*
INTRODUCTIONIt is a common assertion among researchers of conjugal violence against women that, once begun, the violence continues, increasing in frequency and intensity over time until the woman is seriously injured or killed, or leaves her violent...
The Impact of Subsequent Violence of Returning to an Abusive Partner*
INTRODUCTIONIn 1998, American women suffered 876,340 incidents of violent crime at the hands of their current or former spouses or boyfriends; this amounts to one instance of intimate violence every 36 seconds (Rennison and Welchans, 2000). Even more...
The Nature and Extent of Recurring Intimate Partner Violence against Women in the United States
Literature on violence against women consistently reflects the notion that "Wife-beating is a pattern, not a single event, in most violent households" (Gelles, 1997). Seminal research by Straus and his colleagues (Straus et al., 1980) looked at a national...
Violence by Children against Mothers in Relation to Violence between Parents and Corporal Punisment by Parents*
Children hitting mothers is a type of violence that has largely been ignored in research on violence against women. It is sometimes mentioned in clinical studies of battered women within the conceptual framework of a son following the battering example...
Wife Beating and the Link with Poor Sexual Health and Risk Behavior among Men in Urban Slums in India*
INTRODUCTIONThere is growing awareness that domestic and sexual violence is a problem of public health significance worldwide (Heise et al., 1994). Most studies on violence in developing countries have interviewed women only and population based estimates...
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