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An Examination of Domestic Violence Perpetration: A Further Look into the Gender Symmetry Debate.

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2016
Abstract/Description:
The influences of certain social changes and social movements, such as the feminist movement, in society introduced a violence gendered stereotype model that promoted the social idea that males are more violent than females. From the limited research, it appears that domestic violence perpetration among women differs from male domestic violence perpetration; however, research has not clarified the extent of female domestic violence perpetration and the severity of their abusive behaviors. The current research examines gender-specific intimate partner violence perpetration to determine whether attitudes toward social gender role expectations, income contribution and production, and division of labor in the household can explain marital violence using secondary data collected from the National Survey of Families and Households. Findings indicate that significant differences were not found for perpetration of physical violence and attitudes about division of labor among women and men, but there were significant differences for men and women when taking into consideration their attitudes about income contribution, income production, and gender roles.
Title: An Examination of Domestic Violence Perpetration: A Further Look into the Gender Symmetry Debate.
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Name(s): Parra, Michelle, Author
Reckdenwald, Amy, Committee Chair
Gay, David, Committee Member
Huff-Corzine, Lin, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The influences of certain social changes and social movements, such as the feminist movement, in society introduced a violence gendered stereotype model that promoted the social idea that males are more violent than females. From the limited research, it appears that domestic violence perpetration among women differs from male domestic violence perpetration; however, research has not clarified the extent of female domestic violence perpetration and the severity of their abusive behaviors. The current research examines gender-specific intimate partner violence perpetration to determine whether attitudes toward social gender role expectations, income contribution and production, and division of labor in the household can explain marital violence using secondary data collected from the National Survey of Families and Households. Findings indicate that significant differences were not found for perpetration of physical violence and attitudes about division of labor among women and men, but there were significant differences for men and women when taking into consideration their attitudes about income contribution, income production, and gender roles.
Identifier: CFE0006372 (IID), ucf:51503 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Sociology
Masters
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Subject(s): Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence Perpetration. Gender Symmetry in Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence: Physical Violence Perpetration. Domestic Violence: Gender Symmetry Debate in Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence: Male and Female Perpetration
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006372
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Host Institution: UCF

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