Presentation Title

The Attachments and Clinical Issues of Males and Females in IPV

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

IPV, Attachments, Addiction

Biography

Hello, my name is Landon Marcum and I am interested in research that pertains to how one makes attachments across the span of their life, how clinical issues and culture interplays with them, and the neurological (and non-neurological) mechanisms that underlie them, particularly in the context of adaptive or maladaptive behaviors.

Major

Psychology

Advisor for this project

Dr. Marc A. Lindberg

Start Date

20-4-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2017 11:00 AM

Abstract

Abstract

Purpose: According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010), the lifetime prevalence of partner abuse (IPV) is higher in West Virginia than in any other state. In addition to the fact that IPV leads to direct physical and psychological damage to the victims, it also appears to contribute to depression and suicidal behavior, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse (World Health Organization, 2013). The purpose of this study is to examine potential causes of IPV in terms of insecure attachments and clinical issues. Methods: A sample of 480 participants completed the 29 scales of the Attachment and Clinical Issues Questionnaire, (ACIQ), the Adverse Childhood Events questionnaire (ACE), and measures of partner addiction, and measures of their own substance abuse. Results: There were significant correlations between the three types of IPV (physical, emotional, and sexual) and the clinical issues of anger, shame, jealousy, and control. Further, IPV correlated significantly with the insecure attachment, and partner addiction scales. Discussion: This study found that IPV in both males and females correlated significantly with clinical issues and insecure attachments with mother, father, and partner. This leads to the testable new hypothesis that therapies that target these aspects of victims could be effective in reducing the possibility of victims returning to their abusers as well as reduce their suffering.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 20th, 10:00 AM Apr 20th, 11:00 AM

The Attachments and Clinical Issues of Males and Females in IPV

Abstract

Purpose: According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010), the lifetime prevalence of partner abuse (IPV) is higher in West Virginia than in any other state. In addition to the fact that IPV leads to direct physical and psychological damage to the victims, it also appears to contribute to depression and suicidal behavior, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse (World Health Organization, 2013). The purpose of this study is to examine potential causes of IPV in terms of insecure attachments and clinical issues. Methods: A sample of 480 participants completed the 29 scales of the Attachment and Clinical Issues Questionnaire, (ACIQ), the Adverse Childhood Events questionnaire (ACE), and measures of partner addiction, and measures of their own substance abuse. Results: There were significant correlations between the three types of IPV (physical, emotional, and sexual) and the clinical issues of anger, shame, jealousy, and control. Further, IPV correlated significantly with the insecure attachment, and partner addiction scales. Discussion: This study found that IPV in both males and females correlated significantly with clinical issues and insecure attachments with mother, father, and partner. This leads to the testable new hypothesis that therapies that target these aspects of victims could be effective in reducing the possibility of victims returning to their abusers as well as reduce their suffering.