Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4965

Date

2017

Date of Award

5-16-2017

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Major

Counseling Psychology

Committee Chair

Elin Ovrebo

Committee Member

Sara Bridges

Committee Member

Suzanne Lease

Committee Member

Yonghong Xu

Abstract

Gender role conflict has long been thought to predict perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in heterosexual relationships, but the relationship between gender role conflict and IPV among same sex male relationships has yet to be adequately explored. The current study investigated how gender role conflict predicted both perpetration and victimization of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among 320 gay men, 159 who had experienced some form of partner abuse and 161 who endorsed no experiences of abuse. Gender role conflict, specifically a man's drive for success and use of competition to obtain power, significantly predicted IPV perpetration above and beyond being a recipient of abuse. A man's difficulty balancing work and family demands significantly predictedIPV victimization when controlling for perpetration. Implications of the relationship between these two variables, limitations of the study, and ideas for future research are also discussed.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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