Communication Research Reports
Recent research by communication scholars has investigated the dynamics of abusive spousal relationships (Chandler, 1986; Infante, Chandler, & Rudd, 1989; Infante, Chandler-Sabourin, Rudd, & Shannon, 1990; Rancer & Niemasz, 1988; Rudd, Burant, & Beatty, 1994; Sabourin, Infante, & Rudd, 1993). Infante and his colleagues have suggested that those involved in violent relationships communicate differently with their partners than those involved in nonviolent relationships. Based on this prior research, it seems important for communication scholars to further investigate the communication behaviors of individuals involved in violent relationships. This current study seeks to advance the family violence research by comparing the types of compliance-gaining strategies that battered and non-battered women report using during their disputes.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Communication Research Reports in Fall 1995, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08824099509362049
Rudd, Jill E. and Burant, Patricia A., "A Study of Women's Compliance-Gaining Behaviors in Violent and Non-Violent Relationships" (1995). Communication Faculty Publications. 60.