Sex roles, religiosity, and the response to courtship violence : predicting how long women remain in violent premarital relationships

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Clifton P. Flynn (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sarah M. Shoffner

Abstract: This study examined the impact of a woman's sex role attributes and attitudes, and her religiosity on the length of time she remained with a violent premarital partner after his first use of violence against her. It was expected that women who were more individualistic — more masculine, more modern, and less religious - - would leave the relationship sooner than women with lower levels of individualism. The sample was comprised of 59 never-married women, 23 years of age or younger, who met each of the following additional criteria: (a) they identified themselves as "victim;" (b) they made the decision to end the relationship; (c) their decision to leave was based, at least in part, on their partner's violence; and (d) they were not cohabiting at the time the violence occurred.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Abused women $x Attitudes
Women $x Attitudes
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