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The aim of this research is to verify the assumption that the husband-to-wife violence lies upon a continuum of severity and to study how the premarital violence experience of husbands, along with their psychological characteristics and various marital interactions, can be the cause of husbands' violence against their wives. At the same time, the research aims at constructing a causal model of the husband-to-wife violence.For the purpuse, this research surveyed 242 husbands residing in Pusan and another 50 husbands as violent assaulters in major cities of Korea.The following is a summary of the results of this research.First, the research can verify the two assumptions that "the group which has once inflicted a severe form of violence can easily inflict minor violences" and that "the factors related to violence play a far greater role in severe violences than in weaker violences." As a result, it may be concluded that the study of a regular household violence can be based on the continuum of violence assumption. Secondly, in the husbands' experience of violence, dating violence and their experienced childhood abuse from their parents, in their psychological characteristics, temper control ability and their patriarchal sex role attitude, and finally in marital interactions, marital conflicts and distractor of communication played great role in their influence on the husband-to-wife violence. Thirdly, as the various factors which contribute to the violence against the wife have cause-and-effect rule, we shall be able to make a model which can be conceptualized.