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| Published: April 29, 2017

The Effect of Gender and Age on Intimate Partner Emotional Abuse

Seema Vinayak

Professor, Psychology Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Najmeh Safariolyaei

PhD student, Psychology Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.024/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.024

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Objectives: The purpose of the current research was to study the intimate partner emotional abuse as a form of IPV victimization in India and also was to examine how gender and age effects the alleged intimate partner emotional abuse. Methodology: Initially a sample of 500 hundred heterosexual males and females were contacted. Sample of total 300 hundred was selected based on the inclusion criteria. The sample was further categorized into 150 hundred males and 150 hundred females. Each of these groups was further divided with 75 in each subgroups of age I (30-35 years), and age II (35-40 years). Emotional Abuse Questionnaire (EAQ; Gottman & Gottman, 2009) was used.  Results: 2 x 2 ANOVA revealed significant main effect of gender (F (1, 592) = 22.10, p < 0.01), and non-significant main effect of age. Mean scores on gender revealed that females (M = 251.23) were higher than males (M =241.86) on perceived intimate partner emotional abuse. Conclusion: The results of present study revealed that females were higher than males on perceived intimate partner emotional abuse but there are increasing numbers of men who are reporting to be victims of perceived intimate partner abuse. 

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Seema Vinayak @ nsafariolyaei@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.024/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.024

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017

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