Power of being present: the role of mindfulness on the relation between men's alcohol use and sexual aggression toward intimate partners
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2010
© 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 36, Issue 6, pages 405–413, November/December 2010
How to Cite
Gallagher, K. E., Hudepohl, A. D. and Parrott, D. J. (2010), Power of being present: the role of mindfulness on the relation between men's alcohol use and sexual aggression toward intimate partners. Aggr. Behav., 36: 405–413. doi: 10.1002/ab.20351
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 7 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 7 JAN 2010
- National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Grant Number: R01-AA-015445
- intimate partner violence;
- alcohol consumption;
The primary aim of this investigation was to examine the association between men's level of mindfulness and histories of alcohol consumption and sexual aggression toward intimate partners. Participants were 167 heterosexual drinking males who completed self-report measures of mindfulness, frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption during the past 12 months and sexual aggression against intimate partners during the past 12 months. Results indicated that a history of consuming larger amounts when drinking was associated with more frequent sexual coercion/aggression among men who reported low, but not high, levels of mindfulness. However, drinking more frequently by itself was not associated with more frequent sexual coercion/aggression. These results support the attention-allocation model and suggest implications for future intervention research aimed at reducing alcohol-related aggression. Aggr. Behav. 36:405–413, 2010. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.