Profiling abusive men based on women's self-reports: Findings from a sample of urban low-income minority women

  • Panchanadeswaran S
  • Ting L
  • Burke J
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Understanding abusive behaviors among nonclinical samples of men is important to help women in the community understand the risks they may face. The purpose of the current study is to identify abusive profiles and subgroups of non-treatment-seeking men using women's self reports. Of the sample of 611 women, 43% reported current abuse; chronicity of psychological aggression was the highest. Cluster analysis results revealed three different types of abusers. Findings provided support for recognizing batterer heterogeneity, especially based on women's reports. Recommendations for future research and the limitations of using batterer typologies are discussed.

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  • Abuser typology
  • Cluster analysis
  • Intimate partner violence

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  • Subadra Panchanadeswaran

  • Laura Ting

  • Jessica G. Burke

  • Patricia O'Campo

  • Karen A. McDonnell

  • Andrea C. Gielen

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