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dc.contributor.advisorCappell, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiurgea, Corinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-11T20:38:35Z
dc.date.available2015-12-11T20:38:35Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/14556
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages [106]-112).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study attempts to identify social risk factors associated with marital violence. The focus is twofold: (1) to find gender differences in perpetration of spousal violence, and (2) to explain spousal violence by taking into account the gender of the person who reports the violent incidents. Accordingly, four models are tested: (1) husband-to-wife violence model based on male respondent data; (2) husband-to-wife violence model based on female respondent data; (3) wife-to-husband violence model based on male respondent data; and (4) wife-to-husband violence model based on female respondent data. Results from logistic regression applied to the 1976 National Family Violence Survey show that men and women are involved in marital assault as perpetrators influenced manly by the same set of risk factors: low family economic resources, marital interaction characterized by conflict and discord, and work-related problems and stress. These are robust factors that significantly influence violence regardless of the respondent?s gender. Drinking is a significant marker for wifeto- husband violence, but it is not significant across the two husband-to-wife violence models. There is evidence that explaining marital violence depends on the gender of the person who reports the incidents. However, there are more consistent/robust factors across the four models in terms of their influence and signs than factors that differentiate among models. The results support some of the previous findings from family violence research.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 145 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFamily violence--Social aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHusband and wifeen_US
dc.subject.lcshWife abuse--Social aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHusband abuse--Social aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSex differences (Psychology)en_US
dc.titleGender differences in the prediction of mariytal [sic] violenceen_US
dc.title.alternativeGender differences in the prediction of marital violenceen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociologyen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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