In the longstanding controversy over gender differences in perpetration of physical intimate partner violence (PV), one side argues for gender asymmetry (i.e., mainly men perpetrate PV) and the other side argues for gender symmetry (i.e., women perpetrate PV in similar proportions to men). This article proposes an empirical bridge between the two sides of the controversy, through a typology that inherently recognizes both the symmetrical and asymmetrical aspects of PV. This empirical bridge may facilitate a broader and deeper view of the problem.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Family Violence|
|State||Published - 1 Nov 2016|
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- Dyadic concordance types
- Family research perspective for partner violence
- Feminist perspective for partner violence
- Gender symmetry/asymmetry
- Partner violence controversy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)