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Titre du document / Document title

Abusive Men's use of children to control their partners and ex-partners

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

BEEBLE Marisa L. (1) ; BYBEE Deborah (1) ; SULLIVAN Cris M. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

While research has found that millions of children in the United States are exposed to their mothers being battered, and that many are themselves abused as well, little is known about the ways in which children are used by abusers to manipulate or harm their mothers. Anecdotal evidence suggests that perpetrators use children in a variety of ways to control and harm women; however, no studies to date have empirically examined the extent of this occurring. Therefore, the current study examined the extent to which survivors of abuse experienced this, as well as the conditions under which it occurred. Interviews were conducted with 156 women who had experienced recent intimate partner violence. Each of these women had at least one child between the ages of 5 and 12. Most women (88%) reported that their assailants had used their children against them in varying ways. Multiple variables were found to be related to this occurring, including the relationship between the assailant and the children, the extent of physical and emotional abuse used by the abuser against the woman, and the assailant's court-ordered visitation status. Findings point toward the complex situational conditions by which assailants use the children of their partners or ex-partners to continue the abuse, and the need for a great deal more research in this area.

Revue / Journal Title

European psychologist    ISSN  1016-9040 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 12, no 1 (72 p.)  [Document : 8 p.] (3/4 p.), pp. 54-61 [8 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Hogrefe, Göttingen, ALLEMAGNE  (1996) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Victimology

;

Social interaction

;

Social environment

;

Child

;

Male

;

Human

;

Testimony

;

Mistreatment

;

Woman abuse

;

Marital relation

;

Violence

;

Family environment

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Victimologie

;

Interaction sociale

;

Environnement social

;

Enfant

;

Mâle

;

Homme

;

Témoignage

;

Maltraitance

;

Femme maltraitée

;

Relation conjugale

;

Violence

;

Milieu familial

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Victimologia

;

Interacción social

;

Contexto social

;

Niño

;

Macho

;

Hombre

;

Testimonio

;

Maltrato

;

Mujer maltratada

;

Relación conyugal

;

Violencia

;

Medio familiar

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

domestic violence

;

intimate partner violence

;

use of children

;

child witness

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 26732, 35400014689062.0060

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