Factors affecting attitudes toward premarital violence Public Deposited

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  • There has been much interest generated recently regarding the nature and cause of dating violence. The purpose of this study was to determine what factors affected individuals' attitudes toward dating violence. A sample of 403 college volunteers completed questionnaires which were designed to assess their attitudes toward abuse as it occurred in three separate vignettes depicting situations of emotional dependency, stress, and severity of abuse. Two variables, sex of the initiator and intensity of the situation, were manipulated in each vignette to determine the extent of their influence on attitudes toward the abuse. The research design required that four forms of the survey be developed for each vignette to reflect all possible combinations of the intensity (high and low) and sex of initiator (male and female) variables. The vignettes were counterbalanced to prevent ordering effects and the surveys were randomly distributed while controlling for sex of the respondent to ensure that equal numbers of males and equal numbers of females received each form of the survey. Separate 2 (sex of initiator) x 2 (intensity) x 2 (sex of the respondent) MANOVA's were conducted for each of the three precipitating circumstances with "necessary" and "normal" responses as dependent variables and sex of initiator, intensity, and sex of respondent as independent variables. Then three separate ANOVA's were conducted with the sum of the previous two responses as a "total" acceptance score or dependent variable and the same independent variables. Results indicate that it is more acceptable for females to initate abuse than for males to do so. With respect to intensity, it was found that respondents are more lenient in their assessment of abuse which occurs in high-intensity stress situations and low-intensity severity of abuse situations. No significant results were reported for emotional dependency. In terms of sex of the respondent, it was found that male respondents were more accepting of abuse in the severity situation than were females.
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