Trait Jealousy Moderates the Relationship Between Alcohol Problems and Intimate Partner Violence Among Men in Batterer Intervention Programs

Meagan J. Brem, Ryan C. Shorey, Emily F. Rothman, Jeffrey Temple, Gregory L. Stuart

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Informed by alcohol myopia theory and Leonard’s heuristic model of intimate partner violence (IPV), we hypothesized that alcohol problems would positively relate to IPV among men with high, but not low, trait jealousy. We collected cross-sectional, self-report data from 74 men arrested for domestic violence and court-ordered to batterer intervention programs (BIP). Alcohol problems positively related to physical and sexual IPV among men with high, but not low, trait jealousy. Results provide preliminary support for the need for BIP to target both jealousy-related cognitions and alcohol problems. Future research should investigate jealousy in relation to alcohol-related IPV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1132-1148
Number of pages17
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018



  • alcohol
  • domestic violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • jealousy
  • perpetration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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