Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
John K. Cochran, Ph.D.
Ráchael A. Powers, Ph.D.
Christine S. Sellers, Ph.D.
Intimate Partner Violence, Situational Action Theory
Wikstrӧm’s Situational Action Theory (SAT) proposes a general theory of crime causation that addresses two sets of interactions between individuals and their situation/environment. These interactions predict whether or not individuals choose a criminal action. The current study utilized self-report data on intimate partner violence collected at a large urban university in Florida (n=1124) to test this process by examining both direct and interactive effects proposed by the theory. Specifically, this study examines the direct effects of moral propensity, temptations/provocations, self-control and perpetual deterrence on intimate partner violence as well as the various interactions among them as derived from the theory. This study is the first complete test of SAT to date.
Scholar Commons Citation
Miley, Lauren Nicole, "A Test of Wikström’s Situational Action Theory Using Self-Report Data on Intimate Partner Violence" (2017). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.