Recruiting nonviolent men as control subjects for research on marital violence: How easily can it be done?

A. Holtzworth-Munroe, J. Waltz, N. S. Jacobson, V. Monaco, P. A. Fehrenbach, J. M. Gottman

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Abstract

Data regarding the prevalence of violence among subjects recruited for nonviolent control groups in five studies are presented. These studies examined subjects recruited using a variety of methods, including couples seeking marital therapy and couples recruited from newspaper advertisements. Across the studies, it appears that up to one-third of maritally nondistressed couples and one-half of maritally distressed couples report that husband violence has occurred in their relationship. The implications of these data for the recruitment of control groups in future studies of marital violence are discussed, and questions regarding the ease of recruiting nonviolent couples for control groups are raised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-88
Number of pages10
JournalViolence and Victims
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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