Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Political Science

First Advisor

Brooks, S.


Social Work.




The study had a single specific purpose. That purpose was to assess the short-term effectiveness of an integrated group intervention program in promoting change to the belief systems of men who were physically abusive toward their female partners. The results of the study revealed that the assessment and the fourteen week, two phase treatment program, and the continuing three phase treatment program was significantly more effective in reducing the physical violence, than was a no-treatment situation. The study also revealed that although the violence decreased substantially or as in most cases totally, the level of psychological abuse decreased but not proportionally to the level of violence. The study addressed the demographic variables of the violent male and determined that the average age for male batterers of this study was 34 years of age. The demographic variables of "physical punishment as a child" and "psychologically and physically abused as a child" appear to be the most consistent variables with adult males who had been violent to their spouse or intimate.Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1996 .C69. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-01, page: 0125. Adviser: S. Brooks. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1996.