Intimate partner aggression and work: An interdisciplinary review and agenda for future research

Catherine Midel Deen, Yaqing He, Heath Gregg, Simon Lloyd D. Restubog, Anne O'Leary-Kelly

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Intimate partner aggression (IPA) is a social issue that affects the workplace. While IPA has been relatively ignored by management scholars due to notions that it is a private domestic matter, recent research offers mounting evidence of its spillover effects at work, including consequences for victims, perpetrators, coworkers, and organizations. To date, scholarly research on IPA and work has been impeded because existing research is scattered across disciplines with differing conceptualizations and emphasis. This integrative review aims to clarify the constructs of IPA and work-related IPA (WIPA), summarize existing IPA and work research, integrate prior studies to offer a nomological network of antecedents and consequences of IPA victimization and perpetration, and propose specific recommendations that can further stimulate scholarly attention on this important research area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-259
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2022


  • aggression
  • domestic violence
  • intimate partner aggression
  • intimate partner violence
  • marital aggression
  • marital conflict
  • partner abuse
  • partner aggression
  • spouse abuse
  • violence
  • wife battery
  • wife beating
  • work-family conflict
  • work-related intimate partner aggression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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