Risk Factors for Partner Violence Among a National Sample of Combat Veterans

  • Taft C
  • Pless A
  • Stalans L
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Abstract

In this study, the authors identified potential risk factors for partner violence perpetration among a subsample (n = 109) of men who participated in a national study of Vietnam veterans. Partner violent (PV) men with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were compared with PS' men without PTSD and nonviolent men with PTSD on family-of-origin variables, psychiatric problems, relationship problems, and war-zone factors. PV men with PTSD were the highest of the 3 groups on every risk factor other than childhood abuse. Group contrasts and a classification tree analysis suggest some potential markers and mechanisms for the association between PTSD and partner violence among military veterans and highlight the need for theory development in this area of inquiry. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology is the property of American Psychological Association and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Author-supplied keywords

  • ANXIETY
  • CHILD abuse
  • POST-traumatic stress disorder
  • VETERANS
  • VIETNAM
  • VIOLENCE

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Authors

  • Casey T Taft

  • Anica P Pless

  • Loretta J Stalans

  • Karestan C Koenen

  • Lynda A King

  • Daniel W King

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