This book is part of the Family Violence Research Program at the University of New Hampshire.The program was supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH27557, MHi3o5o, and T35 MH15161). A program bibliography and description of current projects are obtainable on request.
Richard Gelles had primary responsibility for Chapters 1, 3, 6, 8, and 10; Murray Straus for Chapters 2, 5, 7, 9, and the Appendixes; and Suzanne Steinmetz for Chapter 4.
The design of the sample, and the 2,143 interviews were done by Response Analysis Corporation of Princeton, New Jersey.It is a pleasure to acknowledge their excellent work in these crucial aspects of the study and especially the contribution of Herbert Abelson and Susan Weisbrod.
Ursula Dibble, David Finkelhor, and Cathy Greenblat each read a draft of the book and made valuable comments which, even though we could not follow all their suggestions, served to improve the book greatly.
We also wish to acknowledge and thank the many other people who made important contributions to the success of the study, including:
Lisa Belmont, Secretary
Sieglinde E. Fizz, Secretary
Shari Hagar, Data Analyst
Eileen Hargreaves, Research Assistant
Peggy Hopkins, Revision and editing of the entire book
Martha Mulligan, Research Assistant
Kersti Yllo, Research Assistant