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Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 411–423 | Cite as

Jealousy, intimate abusiveness, and intrusiveness

  • Donald G. Dutton
  • Cynthia van Ginkel
  • Monica A. Landolt
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Abstract

An examination of self-report scales of 160 men and 76 of their partners or former partners found significant correlations between jealousy and abusiveness (for coupled dyads) or intrusiveness (for separated dyads). Jealousy was related to borderline personality and to MCMI-II measures of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rejection sensitivity leading to pathological acts, such as abusiveness and intrusiveness, is seen as originating in early insecure attachment and exposure to shaming experiences.

Key Words

jealousy intrusiveness abuse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald G. Dutton
    • 1
  • Cynthia van Ginkel
    • 1
  • Monica A. Landolt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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