DeAngelo, Joseph M.
College for Professional Studies
Master of Arts
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Intimate partner violence is a prevalent phenomenon plaguing society, with its negative effects being propagated from one generation to the next. The author hypothesized that there exists a qualitative correlation between male children who witnessed adult males perpetrate violence against females in childhood and subsequent adult onset perpetration of violence against women. After conducting a meta-analysis of 44 peer-reviewed articles, the author found that: (a) children who witnessed interparental IPV manifested increased disturbed behaviors as well as cognitive and emotional impairment corresponding to the severity and frequency of the episodes witnessed; and (b) men who witnessed parental IPV were more likely to perpetrate IPV in their intimate relationships and have more positive attitudes towards abuse.
Date of Award
© Nivin Qudeimat-Tercero
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Qudeimat-Tercero, Nivin A., "Correlates of Inter-Generational Transmission of Intimate Partner Violence" (2010). Regis University Student Publications. 459.