An application of marital horizon theory to dating violence perpetration

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Jared R.
dc.contributor.author Stith, Sandra M.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-27T20:03:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-27T20:03:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15942
dc.description.abstract Elements of marital horizon theory (the importance of marriage, desire for marriage now, and beliefs about the ideal age of marriage) were examined in relation to dating violence perpetration using a sample of 611 college students from a large Midwestern university. We examined whether marital horizon variables significantly predicted dating violence perpetration above and beyond other known predictors of dating violence. Results indicate desire to marry was the only element of marital horizon theory to emerge as a significant predictor of dating violence. However, it was only salient for women’s perpetration of psychological aggression. Implications of the findings are discussed, including the possibility that marital horizon theory may be a proxy for conventionality. Future directions for research are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.familyscienceassociation.org//familysciencereview/vol16/issue2 en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by Family Science Review, May 29, 2013. en_US
dc.subject Marital horizon theory en_US
dc.subject Dating violence en_US
dc.title An application of marital horizon theory to dating violence perpetration en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.citation.epage 26 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Family Science Review en_US
dc.citation.spage 13 en_US
dc.citation.volume 16 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jra en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sstith en_US


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