Volume 16, Issue 3 (11-2010)                   IJPCP 2010, 16(3): 195-202 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohammadkhani P, Azadmehr H, Motaghi S. Association between the Types of Violence in Couple Relationship and Marital Attitudes in Sexual Coerced Victims. IJPCP. 2010; 16 (3) :195-202
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1084-en.html
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Objectives: Evaluating the association of other types of violence with sexual violence in Iranian couples, as well as assessing the relation of sexual violence and marital attitudes of abused women. Method: 200 couples were selected via a multi-cluster sampling method and completed the Marital Attitude Survey and Conflict Tactic Scale Revised. Results: The experience of physical or psy-chological violence increased the likelihood of sexual coercion especially in women (p<0.001). Female victims of sexual coercion cited lower attribution of problems to one's own behavior, lower expectations of improvement and perceived ability to change (p<0.05). Conclusion: The probability of experiencing sexual coercion escalates in cases of confronting other kinds of violence, especially in women. Incomplete marital attitudes play a significant role in the development and maintenance of sexual violence.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2010/11/13

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