The purpose of this study is to investigate the male batterer’s perception of his relationship with his partner and the impact the relationship has on session attendance and program completion in a batterer intervention program. The study investigated 198 male participants enrolled in a batterer intervention program in the southeastern United States. The findings suggest a complex interaction among the three variables of (1) the participant’s perception of the referral incident, (2) the batterer’s emotional commitment to the victim, and (3) the total number of sessions completed in a batterer intervention program. The implications of demographic and psychological variables affecting session attendance arediscussed.
Muldoon, John P.
"Batterer Intervention Programs: The Relationship between Session Completions and the Batterer’s Perception of the Abusive Relationship,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 18:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol18/iss1/4