Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health concern. Thus, it is vital to identify factors, such as individuals' personality traits, that may place men and women at risk for experiencing IPV. This study used data from Wave 4 of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent
Health (N = 7,187), to examine the association between the Big Five personality traits and IPV perpetration and victimization among men and women. High openness, extraversion, and neuroticism emerged as the three most important risk factors associated with IPV. Although risk factors
were found to be relatively similar for IPV perpetration and IPV victimization, some gender differences emerged, showing that extraversion was only connected to IPV for women but not for men. The present findings may bear important considerations for researchers and practitioners working with
individuals and couples affected by IPV.
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INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE;
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 December 2016
This article was made available online on 16 September 2016 as a Fast Track article with title: "The Big Five Personality Traits and Intimate Partner Violence: Findings From a Large, Nationally Representative Sample".
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