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Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 265–279

First Online: 29 January 2008Received: 28 August 2007Accepted: 10 December 2007

Abstract

This article reports a study of women victimized by intimate partner violence IPV. We describe three interactional aspects of IPV: 1 responses and conduct before, during, and after IPV episodes, 2 impact of alcohol and drug intoxication, and 3 Predictors of risk for IPV victimization in more than one partnership. A representative sample of 157 help-seeking women, recruited from family counseling offices, the police and shelters, were interviewed about physical, psychological and sexual IPV. The nature and characteristics of the IPV interactions were complex and heterogeneous. There were significant interactional differences between the IPV categories concerning the women’s responses and conduct before, during and after the IPV. The impact of alcohol and drug intoxication was relatively small on the occurrence of IPV. About 75% reported that neither the perpetrator nor the female victim had consumed alcohol or drugs before the index IPV exposure. Only 23% of the women had experienced IPV by previous partners. Women who had been subjected to sexual abuse in their family of origin were at almost 25 times increased risk of IPV victimization in more than one partnership. Childhood exposure to physical IPV between parents increased the risk of IPV victimization in more than one partnership significantly more than if the woman had been subject to childhood physical victimization.

KeywordsIntimate partner violence Interactional perspective Women’s prediction and coping Alcohol and drug use Revictimization  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Solveig Karin Bø Vatnar - Stål Bjørkly

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