The effect of children's presence on alcohol use by spouse abusers and their victims
Journal/Book: Fam Relat. 1999; 48: 3989 Central Ave NE #550, Minneapolis, MN 55421, USA. Natl Council Family Relations. 57-65.
Abstract: The relationship of children's presence to alcohol use by male batterers and their female victims is examined in a study of 419 women interviewed after a domestic assault which resulted in a call to the police. Children were present and witness to the abuse in the majority of homes. Children's presence had slight impact on the heavy drinking patterns of the batterers and generally no effect on victims' much lower alcohol use.
Note: Article Hutchison IW, Univ N Carolina, Dept Sociol, Charlotte,NC 28223 USA
Keyword(s): alcohol; child; witnesses; spouse abuse; VALID SELF-REPORTS; WIFE ASSAULT; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; FAMILY VIOLENCE; WOMEN; DRINKING; IMPACT; RISK; MEN