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National Family Violence Survey, 1976

Dataset Number: 60


Straus, M. A. & Gelles, R. J.


This study was conducted in 1976 at the University of New Hampshire. 2,134 respondents were interviewed in a nationwide sample of 960 males and 1,183 females. The purpose of the study was to ascertain methods of conflict resolution within the family. Information was gathered regarding the following areas: resolution of conflicts between spouses and between parents and children, including detailed information on the development of conflicts resulting in violence, resolution of conflicts in respondent's childhood family, family power structure, marital closeness and stability, personality, and stress factors.

Bibliographic Citation

Straus, M., & Gelles, R. (1989). National Family Violence Survey, 1976[Dataset]. National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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