Accession Number : ADA314928

Title :   Premilitary Intimate Partner Conflict Resolution in a U.S. Navy Basic Trainee Sample,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Merrill, Lex L. ; Hervig, Linda K. ; Milner, Joel S. ; Newell, Carol E.

PDF Url : ADA314928

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A comparison of premilitary intimate partner violence (IPV) rates with comparison groups is needed to determine whether IPV among military personnel is influenced by the military environment. Base-rate data are required to clarify the need for and the scope and specificity of intervention programs. Two versions, IV and RV, of the Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS) were administered to 1,891 female and 1,885 male basic trainees. The rates of IP physical violence for trainees were at the upper end of the range of rates for college students. More female (46.9%), than male (31.9%), trainees reported at least one instance of IP. In addition to a higher absolute frequency of physical violence, women, relative to men, reported significantly higher physical violence scores, which indicated that the women used physical violence at a higher rate than the men but more women (24.9%), than men (9.0%), reported being physically injured by an IP, supporting the view that the consequences of IP physical violence are more serious for women. The relatively high levels of IPV found among trainees supports the hypothesis that Navy personnel enter the Navy with histories of IPV that place them at risk of involvement in IPV during their careers.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *FAMILY MEMBERS, *RESOLUTION, *CONFLICT, *TRAINEES, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, HIGH RATE, RISK, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, COMPARISON, CAREERS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MALES, HYPOTHESES, INTERVENTION, FEMALES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE