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Article: Associating pregnancy with partner violence against Chinese women

TitleAssociating pregnancy with partner violence against Chinese women
Authors
KeywordsChinese
intimate partner violence
perpetrator
pregnancy
risk factor
Issue Date2011
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=108
Citation
Journal Of Interpersonal Violence, 2011, v. 26 n. 7, p. 1478-1500 How to Cite?
AbstractThe present study discusses if pregnancy is a risk factor for intimate partner violence using a large, representative sample containing detailed information on partner violence including physical and sexual abuse as well as perpetrator-related risk factors. Data from a representative sample of 2,225 men were analyzed. The self-reported prevalence of men's violence against their female partners was computed and compared in terms of demographic, behavioral, and relationship characteristics. The preceding-year prevalence of physical assault, sexual violence, and "any violence or injury" among the group whose partners were pregnant was 11.9%, 9.1%, and 18.8%, respectively. This is significantly higher than the nonpregnant group. Pregnancy was significantly associated with increased odds of violence, including physical assault, sexual violence, and "any violence or injury" (ORs = 2.42, 2.42, and 2.60, respectively). Having controlled for relationship characteristics including social desirability, social support, in-law conflict, dominance, and jealousy of male perpetrators, pregnancy was significantly associated with "any violence or injury." Demographic and behavioral variables accounted for pregnant women's significantly higher odds of having been abused in the year preceding the data collection. This study provides preliminary findings on the association between pregnancy and partner violence. Our findings underscore the need to screen for violence among pregnant women in clinical health care settings as well as in communities. Perpetrator-related risk factors should be included in the assessment of risk for partner violence against pregnant women. For the prevention of intimate partner violence, family-based intervention is needed to work with victims as well as perpetrators. © The Author(s) 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152841
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.579
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.064
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dc.contributor.authorChan, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBrownridge, DAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTiwari, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T09:50:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-16T09:50:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Interpersonal Violence, 2011, v. 26 n. 7, p. 1478-1500en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0886-2605en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152841-
dc.description.abstractThe present study discusses if pregnancy is a risk factor for intimate partner violence using a large, representative sample containing detailed information on partner violence including physical and sexual abuse as well as perpetrator-related risk factors. Data from a representative sample of 2,225 men were analyzed. The self-reported prevalence of men's violence against their female partners was computed and compared in terms of demographic, behavioral, and relationship characteristics. The preceding-year prevalence of physical assault, sexual violence, and "any violence or injury" among the group whose partners were pregnant was 11.9%, 9.1%, and 18.8%, respectively. This is significantly higher than the nonpregnant group. Pregnancy was significantly associated with increased odds of violence, including physical assault, sexual violence, and "any violence or injury" (ORs = 2.42, 2.42, and 2.60, respectively). Having controlled for relationship characteristics including social desirability, social support, in-law conflict, dominance, and jealousy of male perpetrators, pregnancy was significantly associated with "any violence or injury." Demographic and behavioral variables accounted for pregnant women's significantly higher odds of having been abused in the year preceding the data collection. This study provides preliminary findings on the association between pregnancy and partner violence. Our findings underscore the need to screen for violence among pregnant women in clinical health care settings as well as in communities. Perpetrator-related risk factors should be included in the assessment of risk for partner violence against pregnant women. For the prevention of intimate partner violence, family-based intervention is needed to work with victims as well as perpetrators. © The Author(s) 2011.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=108en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Interpersonal Violenceen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectintimate partner violenceen_HK
dc.subjectperpetratoren_HK
dc.subjectpregnancyen_HK
dc.subjectrisk factoren_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group-
dc.subject.meshBattered Women - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshSpouse Abuse - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshViolence - statistics and numerical data-
dc.titleAssociating pregnancy with partner violence against Chinese womenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, KL: eklchan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailTiwari, A: tiwari@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, PC: pcho@hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0886260510369134en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid20495098-
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dc.identifier.hkuros201561en_US
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dc.identifier.volume26en_HK
dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
dc.identifier.spage1478en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000289241100010-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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