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A review of the evidence on the effects of intimate partner violence on men

A review of the evidence on the effects of intimate partner violence on men
A review of the evidence on the effects of intimate partner violence on men
This review examines the empirical evidence on the effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) in men. The main theoretical frameworks used in this area are outlined, and methodological issues are discussed. Studies examining posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms, depression, and suicidal ideation in men who have experienced IPV are reviewed. The limited research on the effects of IPV in same-sex couples is considered. Outcomes suggest that men can experience significant psychological symptoms as a consequence of IPV; associations among IPV and PTS, depression, and suicide have been documented. Recommendations for future research on the effects of IPV in male victims are provided, including the need to focus on externalizing, in addition to internalizing, symptomatology; the development of gender-appropriate measures of violent behavior; and the comparison of male IPV and non-IPV samples. In-depth qualitative research and studies focusing on psychological abuse experienced by men would also be valuable.
1524-9220
97-111
Randle, Anna A.
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Graham, Cynthia A.
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Randle, Anna A.
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Graham, Cynthia A.
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Randle, Anna A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2011) A review of the evidence on the effects of intimate partner violence on men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 12 (2), 97-111. (doi:10.1037/a0021944).

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This review examines the empirical evidence on the effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) in men. The main theoretical frameworks used in this area are outlined, and methodological issues are discussed. Studies examining posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms, depression, and suicidal ideation in men who have experienced IPV are reviewed. The limited research on the effects of IPV in same-sex couples is considered. Outcomes suggest that men can experience significant psychological symptoms as a consequence of IPV; associations among IPV and PTS, depression, and suicide have been documented. Recommendations for future research on the effects of IPV in male victims are provided, including the need to focus on externalizing, in addition to internalizing, symptomatology; the development of gender-appropriate measures of violent behavior; and the comparison of male IPV and non-IPV samples. In-depth qualitative research and studies focusing on psychological abuse experienced by men would also be valuable.

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Published date: 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 198737
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/198737
ISSN: 1524-9220
PURE UUID: 82bab987-8e95-4671-abbb-f97c4b210a1a
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 06 Oct 2011 13:36
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:30

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