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COLOSSI, Patrícia Manozzo; MARASCA, Aline Riboli  and  FALCKE, Denise. Generation by generation: marital violence and experiences in the family of origin. Psico (Porto Alegre) [online]. 2015, vol.46, n.4, pp. 493-502. ISSN 1980-8623.

Considering the family’s transgenerational aspects and the relevant of theme for different knowledge fields, this study aims identifying possible associations between experiences in family-of-origin and intimate partner violence, as well as verifying the predictive power of early experiences in the perpetration of marital violence. A sample of 300 people answered a sociodemographic questionnaire, Family Background Questionnaire and Revised Conflict Tactics Scale. The data showed important correlations between abusive experience in the family-of-origin and intimate partner violence. Among women, physical neglect, sexual abuse and parental substance abuse were predictors of aggression committed in their relationships. While in male sample, the predictor was paternal physical abuse. This article discusses the impact of experiences in the family-of-origin, as well as the relevance of social services policies targeting couples and families in situations of violence and whose aim is to stop the perpetuation of violent relational patterns.

Keywords : Intimate partner violence; family-of-origin; intergenerational transmission; family violence.

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