Maternal childhood parental abuse history and current intimate partner violence: data from the pacific island families study

Paterson, Janis, Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy, Cowley-Malcolm, Esther Tumama and Schluter, Philip J. (2007) Maternal childhood parental abuse history and current intimate partner violence: data from the pacific island families study. Violence and Victims, 22 4: 474-488. doi:10.1891/088667007781553973


Author Paterson, Janis
Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy
Cowley-Malcolm, Esther Tumama
Schluter, Philip J.
Title Maternal childhood parental abuse history and current intimate partner violence: data from the pacific island families study
Journal name Violence and Victims   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0886-6708
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1891/088667007781553973
Open Access Status
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 474
End page 488
Total pages 15
Editor R. Maiuro
Place of publication United States
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Language eng
Subject C1
321202 Epidemiology
321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730219 Behaviour and health
Formatted abstract
Pacific peoples are a rapidly growing but socially disadvantaged segment of New Zealand society. Within this context, individuals may be particularly vulnerable to the experience of intimate partner violence (IPV). The aim of the study was to establish the association between the experience of maternal and/or paternal emotional or physical abuse and current severe physical partner violence perpetration or victimization among a cohort of Pacific women. Paternal physical abuse was the only statistically significant risk factor from childhood parenting history that was independently associated with severe physical perpetration and victimization within the mother's current intimate partner relationship (RR 2.6). These findings highlight the deleterious effect of paternal physical violence on subsequent IPV and contribute to the development of empirically based and considered ways to approach these complex phenomena.
Keyword longitudinal
cohort study
physical abuse
emotional abuse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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