Violence in the family: An analysis in terms of interpersonal resource-exchange

Meir Teichman*, Yona Teichman

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Spouse abuse is viewed within the general framework of interpersonal relationships and is analyzed in terms of resource-exchange. Gelles' exchange/social control theory is expanded by incorporating Foa's interpersonal resource theory. This dynamic theoretical proposition classifies interpersonal resurces involved in interpersonal transactions. Based on Gelles' theory and Foa's classification of interpersonal resources, predictions are made with regard to situations in which violence, as a mode of exchange, is more likely to occur and suggestions regarding various modes of interventions are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-142
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1989


  • family violence
  • interpersonal resource-exchange
  • spouse abuse


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