Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 259–274

Personality Profiles of Veterans Entering Treatment for Domestic Violence

  • Bertram Rothschild
  • Carolyn Dimson
  • Ragnar Storaasli
  • Lori Clapp
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1022896704136

Cite this article as:
Rothschild, B., Dimson, C., Storaasli, R. et al. Journal of Family Violence (1997) 12: 259. doi:10.1023/A:1022896704136

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to reveal the typical personality profiles of veterans who have been perpetrators of domestic violence. Cluster analysis revealed that the MCMI-II profiles of 183 veterans entering treatment for domestic violence at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center fell into three clusters. These clusters were labeled Subclinical Narcissism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and High General Psychopathology/ Substance Dependence. The typical MCMI-II profile for each cluster is discussed in terms how it might be associated with domestic violence. As this typology enables a fuller understanding of veterans who have been perpetrators of domestic violence, it can provide useful information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

domestic violenceveteranspersonality profilesmultivariate research

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertram Rothschild
    • 1
  • Carolyn Dimson
    • 1
  • Ragnar Storaasli
    • 2
  • Lori Clapp
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDenver
  2. 2.Graduate School of Professional PsychologyUniversity of DenverDenver
  3. 3.Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDenver