Examining the role of self-regulatory strength in family violence
Finkenauer, Catrin and Büyükcan Tetik, Asuman and Schoemaker, Kim and Willems, Yayouk E. and Bartels, Meike and Baumeister, Roy F. (2017) Examining the role of self-regulatory strength in family violence. In: De Ridder, Denise and Adriaanse, Marieke and Fujita, Kentaro, (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Self-Control in Health and Well-Being: Concepts, Theories, and Central Issues. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 340-352. ISBN 9781138123861 (Print) 9781315648576 (Online)
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Numbers on family violence are staggering. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children (United Nations, 2006) estimates that about 275 million children are exposed to violence at the home, either by being the target of child abuse or by being a witness to intimate partner violence. Almost half of young adults experience an incidence of intimate partner violence in their romantic relationships (Renner & Whitney, 2012). Although most studies focused on female victimization, some studies have found considerable violence perpetration among females and males (e.g., Archer, 2000).
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