Male-to-female sexual aggression among Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam veterans: Co-occurring substance abuse and intimate partner aggression

Andra L. Teten, Julie A. Schumacher, Sara D. Bailey, Thomas A. Kent

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Abstract

The current study examined the frequency and correlates of coercive sexual behaviors by male Iraq, Afghanistan, and/or Vietnam veterans recruited from a Veterans Affairs trauma recovery clinic (n = 92) toward their female partners. Men who reported sexual aggression in the past year (n = 37) compared to men who did not report sexual aggression in the past year (n = 55) more frequently reported impulsive aggression, dominating/isolating, and physically assaulting their partner, and were more likely to have a substance abuse diagnosis. Sexually aggressive men were significantly less likely than nonsexually aggressive men to have a diagnosis of depression. Posttraumatic stress disorder, an established risk factor for nonsexual partner aggression among veterans, was not associated with sexual aggression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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