Prof. Rachel Dekel – Male Intimate Partner Violence: Examining the Roles of Childhood Trauma, PTSD Symptoms, and Dominance

Abstract One approach to understanding perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) by men focuses upon their childhood exposure to abuse or neglect as traumatic experiences, which may lead to PTSD symptoms; these symptoms can serve as risk factors for IPV perpetration. Another approach looks at the societal aspects of inequality between men and women as promoting male…

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Prof. Rachel Dekel – The role of complex posttraumatic stress symptoms in the association between exposure to traumatic events and severity of intimate partner violence

Abstract Background Symptoms of both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and disturbances in self-organization (DSO) have been suggested to play a role in the association between an individual’s childhood physical abuse and neglect and his/her perpetration of IPV in adulthood; however, the two have yet to be studied in one model. Thus, we aimed to examine…

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