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Heavy drinking and psychological intimate partner aggression (IPA): The interactive effects of experiential avoidance and trait anger

Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science (JCBS)

Volume 31, January 2024, 100723


Molly A. Maloney, Christopher I. Eckhardt


• Anger directly predicts intimate partner aggression (IPA) perpetration.

• Anger indirectly predicts IPA perpetration through its association with heavy drinking.

• Experiential avoidance (EA) does not affect the association between anger and heavy drinking to predict IPA.

• EA moderates the association between anger and problematic alcohol use to predict IPA perpetration.

• EA moderates the association between heavy drinking and IPA perpetration in the context of trait anger levels.

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