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Intergenerational transmission of relationship aggression

Title: Intergenerational transmission of relationship aggression: a prospective longitudinal study.
Name(s): Cui, Ming, author
Durtschi, Jared A, author
Donnellan, M Brent, author
Lorenz, Frederick O, author
Conger, Rand D, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Date Issued: 2010-12-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present study examined whether physical and verbal aggression in the family of origin were associated with similar patterns of aggression in young adult couples. Hypotheses were tested using a sample of 213 focal individuals who were followed from adolescence to adulthood. Results suggested that aggression in the family when focal participants were adolescents predicted aggression with romantic partners when participants were adults. The association between interparental aggression and later aggression in adult romantic unions was partially mediated through parents' aggression to focal participants when they were adolescents. Both physical and verbal aggression revealed the same pattern of findings. All together, these findings are consistent with a developmental-interactional perspective (Capaldi & Gorman-Smith, 2003) concerning the developmental origins of aggression in intimate relationships.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_21171767 (IID), 10.1037/a0021675 (DOI), PMC3296128 (PMCID), 21171767 (RID), 21171767 (EID), 2010-25811-003 (PII)
Grant Number: R01 MH062989, MH051361, R01 MH051361-06A1, R01 HD051746, HD051746, HD047573, HD027724, DA05347, MH59355, HD064687, R01 MH051361, MH62989, MCJ-109572, MH19734, R01 HD064687-01, MH43270, T32 MH019734, R01 HD047573, R01 HD064687, K05 MH000567, MH00567, MH48165, R01 HD051746-01
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at
Subject(s): Adolescent
Domestic Violence/psychology
Intergenerational Relations
Interpersonal Relations
Interviews as Topic
Prospective Studies
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43).
Issue: iss. 6, vol. 24

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Cui, M., Durtschi, J. A., Donnellan, M. B., Lorenz, F. O., & Conger, R. D. (2010). Intergenerational transmission of relationship aggression: a prospective longitudinal study. Journal Of Family Psychology : Jfp : Journal Of The Division Of Family Psychology Of The American Psychological Association (Division 43). Retrieved from