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Korean Journal of Clinical PsychologyVol. 40, No. 1, pp.1-11
Abbreviation: KJCP
ISSN: 1229-0335 (Print) 2733-4538 (Online)
Print publication date 28 Feb 2021
Received 10 Sep 2020 Revised 29 Dec 2020 Accepted 30 Dec 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15842/kjcp.2021.40.1.001

아동기 학대 경험과 데이트 폭력 행위: 거부민감성과 냉담-무정서 특질의 매개효과
이승규 ; 최현정
충북대학교 심리학과

Childhood Maltreatment Experiences and Intimate Partner Violence Behavior: Mediator Effects of Rejection Sensitivity and Callous-Unemotional Trait
Seung Gyu Lee ; Hyunjung Choi
Department of Psychology, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea
Correspondence to : Hyunjung Choi, Department of Psychology, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdae-ro, Seowon-gu, Cheongju, Korea; E-mail: hchoi@g.cbnu.ac.kr
This work is based on the master’s thesis of the first author.

© 2021 Korean Clinical Psychology Association


본 연구는 성인 데이트 폭력 행위자의 아동기 학대 경험이 거부민감성과 냉담-무정서 특질을 매개로 반응적 및 주도적 공격성에 미치는 영향을 살펴보았다. 지역사회 성인을 대상으로 아동기 학대 경험, 거부민감성, 냉담-무정서 특질, 순수 반응적 및 주도적 공격성, 데이트 폭력 행위를 측정하였다. 총 328명 중 데이트 폭력 행위 경험이 있는 사람을 선별하여 134명의 자료로 회귀분석과 부트스트래핑을 통해 매개효과를 검증하였다. 아동기 학대 경험은 반응적 공격성과 관련이 나타나지 않았으나, 중다회귀분석결과 거부민감성은 순수 반응적 공격성에 영향을 미쳤고 냉담-무정서 특질은 영향을 미치지 않았다. 아동기 학대 경험은 순수 주도적 공격성과 관련이 있었고 그 과정에 냉담-무정서 특질만 완전매개효과를 가졌다. 마지막으로 아동기 학대와 데이트 폭력 행위의 공격성 유형에 관한 이론적, 임상적 시사점과 연구의 제한점에 대해 논의하였다.


This study examined how childhood maltreatment experiences affect reactive and proactive aggression of intimate partner violence behavior through rejection sensitivity and callous-unemotional traits. We measured childhood maltreatment experience, rejection sensitivity, callous-unemotional traits, pure reactive and proactive aggression, and intimate partner violence behaviors among a community sample of adults. Among the 328 participants, 134 people with intimate partner violence behaviors were selected. Mediation effects were analyzed using a regression analysis and a bootstrapping technique. Childhood maltreatment experiences were not related to pure reactive aggression; however, using a multiple regression analysis, it can be inferred that rejection sensitivity, but not callous-unemotional traits, was related to pure reactive aggression. Childhood maltreatment experiences were related to pure proactive aggression, and callous-unemotional traits showed complete mediation. Theoretical and clinical implications of childhood maltreatment, aggression types of intimate partner violence and limitations of this study are discussed.

Keywords: childhood maltreatment experience, intimate partner violence, rejection sensitivity, callous-unemotional traits, reactive and proactive aggression
키워드: 아동기 학대, 데이트 폭력, 거부민감성, 냉담-무정서 특질, 반응 및 주도적 공격성

Author contributions statement

Seung Gyu Lee, M.A. graduate at Chungbuk National University, conceived the research, analyzed data and prepared the manuscript. Hyunjung Choi Ph.D., assistant professor at Chungbuk National University, provided critical feedback and revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final submission. The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.

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