• Journal Article

The day-to-day relationship between episodes of male partner violence and alcohol use: The moderating effects of antisocial personality disorder

Citation

Fals-Stewart, W., Leonard, K. E., & Birchler, G. R. (2005). The day-to-day relationship between episodes of male partner violence and alcohol use: The moderating effects of antisocial personality disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(2), 239-248.

Abstract

In this study, the moderating effects of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) on the day-to-day relationship between male partner alcohol consumption and male-to-female intimate partner violence (IPV) for men entering a domestic violence treatment program (n = 170) or an alcoholism treatment program (n = 169) were examined. For both samples, alcohol consumption was associated with an increased likelihood of nonsevere IPV among men without a diagnosis of ASPD but not among men with ASPD (who tended to engage in nonsevere IPV whether they did or did not drink). Drinking was more strongly associated with a likelihood of severe IPV among men with ASPD compared with those without ASPD who also drank. These results provide partial support for a multiple threshold model of intoxication and aggression.