Husbands' Forms of Address for Wives Predict Intimate Partner Violence against Women

Kenji Yokotani
2013 International Journal of Brief Therapy and Family Science  
Intimate Partner Violence against women [IPV] is a serious human right abuse, so early intervention in IPV is socially required. Previous study found that several forms of address predicted physical IPV. Hence, I aimed to predict physical IPV from husbands' forms of address for wives. Participants were 76 married women in Japan. They aged 53.6 (S.D. = 13.5) and married 25.3 (S.D. = 13.3) years on average. They reported their husbands' forms of address to them. The forms were converted into
more » ... converted into arrogant and intimacy scores based on Semantic Scores of Japanese Forms of Address. They also answered the Communication Patterns Questionnaire and shortened version of the Conflict Tactics Scales. Results showed that arrogant and intimate scores of forms of address were significantly correlated with mutual constructive communication and physical IPV. Still, physical IPV was predicted only by arrogant scores. These findings were discussed from the perspective of context specifier.
doi:10.35783/ijbf.3.1_1 fatcat:ijnsnupqyvdjjjdkb2xe6usuwi