Intimate partner emotional abuse and post traumatic stress disorder among males


  • Seema Vinayak, Dr. Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Najmeh Safariolyaei Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Pragun Pragun Panjab University, Chandigarh, India



Intimate Partner Emotional Abuse, Male victims, PTSD


Objectives: The emotional abuse of men by their partners has been acknowledged as an important form of partner abuse in domestic violence research. There is dearth of psychological research on alleged emotional abuse of males by their intimate partners.  Methodology: The sample comprised of 150 heterosexual males (equal number of married and unmarried) in an intimate relationship aged 18-35 years. Emotional Abuse Questionnaire (EAQ; Gottman & Gottman, 2009) and Impact of Event Scale (Weiss & Marmar, 1997) were used. Results: Analysis of data showed that the intimate partner emotional abuse and PTSD were significantly correlated in both groups of males. The participants who were unmarried reported higher PTSD symptoms and emotional abuse than married men. Conclusion: Men who alleged to be the victims of intimate partner emotional abuse had higher symptoms of PTSD.


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Author Biographies

Seema Vinayak, Dr., Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Professor, Psychology Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Najmeh Safariolyaei, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

PhD student, Psychology Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India


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How to Cite

Vinayak, S., Safariolyaei, N., & Pragun, P. (2015). Intimate partner emotional abuse and post traumatic stress disorder among males. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&Amp;RJ-JSS), 4(3), 877–885.