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Idealization, Intimate Partner Violence, and Relationship Satisfaction

Abstract Research has demonstrated that intimate partner violence (IPV) plays an important role in relationship satisfaction. Consistently, the research has indicated a negative association between the prevalence of IPV and relationship satisfaction (Cano & Vivian, 2003; Hotaling & Sugarman, 1990; Vivian & Langhrinrichsen-Rohling, 1994); however, more recent research has provided evidence of higher relationship satisfaction when IPV is present (Frieze, 2005; Hamby & Gray-Little, 2000; Williams & Frieze, 2005). There has been less emphasis placed on uncovering possible explanations for this inconsistency. Some researchers have suggested that victims find ways to rationalize their offender's behavior (Ackerman & Field, 2... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Kim, Charlene Sun (Author) / Robinson Kurpius, Sharon E (Advisor) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Tracey, Terence J. G. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Idealization / Intimate Partner Violence / Relationship Satisfaction
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 108 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Counseling Psychology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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