Using power imbalances to differentiate between forms of family violence
Forms of family violence can be characterized by differences in power between the parties involved. According to interdependence theory, power is the inverse of dependence, so the less powerful person in a relationship is dependent on the more powerful one. It was predicted that participants who were trained on these power dynamics would be able to better label situations involving family violence according to interdependence theory and recognize the power imbalances. Results indicate that training did not help participants in labelling forms of family violence using the terminology from ...
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