What psycho-social factors determine intimate partner violence of men against women? A social cognitive theory-based study
Kazemi, K.; Allahverdipour, H.; Pourrazavi, S.; Nadrian, H.; Asghari Jafarabadi, M.
Health Care for Women International 40(11): 1197-1211
ISSN/ISBN: 0739-9332 PMID: 30247987 DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2018.1495722
Despite the multidimensionality of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women, there is a lack of research on the perspectives of men toward the phenomenon. Our aim in this cross-sectional study was to examine the predictability of social cognitive theory in explaining men's violent behaviors against women. We find among a sample of 576 Iranian married men showed a reciprocal determinism between outcome expectancy, attitude toward IPV, and observational learning in formation of men's IPV against women. Therefore, the interactive associations of cognitive and environmental factors, as a comprehensive approach, should be considered while studying the determinants of IPV against women among men.