Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 259–274

Personality Profiles of Veterans Entering Treatment for Domestic Violence

Authors

  • Bertram Rothschild
    • Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Carolyn Dimson
    • Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Ragnar Storaasli
    • Graduate School of Professional PsychologyUniversity of Denver
  • Lori Clapp
    • Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997