Communication Research Reports
This study investigated (1) the type of compliance-gaining strategies that battered women reported using in domestic conflicts and (2) whether these strategies related to the battered women's verbal aggression and argumentativeness. Participants in this study were 115 abused women who were seeking refuge from abusive spouses in temporary shelters for battered women. The results suggest that battered women most frequently reported using indirect strategies. Aversive Stimulation (i.e., pouting sulking, crying) and ingratiation (i.e., manipulation in the form of affection or favor-doing) were the top two strategies reported. Furthermore, a canonical correlation analysis resulted in an overall significant relationship between compliance-gaining strategies and argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Communication Research Reports in 06/1994, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08824099409359936.
Rudd, Jill E.; Burant, Patricia A.; and Beatty, Michael J., "Battered Women's Compliance-Gaining Strategies as a Function of Argumentativeness and Verbal Aggression" (1994). Communication Faculty Publications. 57.