Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

611

Author

Alida Gage

Date

2012

Date of Award

5-29-2012

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Major

Counseling Psychology

Committee Chair

Suzanne Lease

Committee Member

Pam Cogdal

Committee Member

Douglas Strohmer

Committee Member

Sha'Kema Blackmon

Abstract

Current research has established links between endorsement of traditional male role norms and perpetration of intimate partner violence. However, research has not identified the cognitive and affective pathways that link masculinity ideology and beliefs about intimate partner violence. The current study examined fear of intimacy, ambivalent sexism, and relationship dominance as potential mediating factors of the relationship between masculinity ideology and acceptance of myths about partner violence in a community sample of 101 American men. Multiple regression analyses indicated that, while sexism and dominance did partially mediate the proposed relationship, fear of intimacy did not. Research and clinical implications are 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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