IN THE NEWS -- STUDY FINDS
WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY OF PERPETRATORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE IS AFFECTED
New research suggests that greater propensity for abusiveness is associated with missing work and experiencing worse productivity on the job, according to researchers Emily Rothman of the Boston University School of Public Health and Phaedra Corso of the University of Georgia College of Public Health. The research appears in the September 2008 issue of Violence Against Women, Volume 14, Number 9, 1054 – 1064.
The researchers found:
Rothman and Corso recommend that employers consider providing access to
resources to perpetrators through the EAP or through on-site workshops on
stress reduction as a way to provide batterers with information that may
prevent or reduce intimate partner abuse.
Rothman and Corso note that their sample was small and drawn from one workplace, and more study needs to be done. However, when taken with other studies in Maine and Massachusetts available on our CAEPV website, it is clear that perpetrator productivity is affected by intimate partner abuse.
*All of these workshops might provide an avenue to provide information and resources on abusive relationships and how to decrease abusive behavior