Childhood and adolescent violent victimization and the risk of young adult intimate partner violence victimization

Citation

Murphy, Lisa M. (2011). Childhood and adolescent violent victimization and the risk of young adult intimate partner violence victimization. Violence and Victims. vol. 26 (5) pp. 593-607

Abstract

Using a nationally representative sample of participants, this study investigates childhood victimization in the home and adolescent violent victimization in the community on the risk of being a victim of intimate partner violence (IPV), general violence, or both during early adulthood. The study findings indicate being left home alone and being physically abused during childhood, and adolescent violent victimization in the community had strong independent effects on an individual's likelihood of becoming a victim of IPV, general violence, or both in early adulthood. The study findings suggest a consistent pattern of victimization across the life course, and intervention programs need to be developed that address the specific needs of children and adolescents at high risk for home and community violent victimization.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.26.5.593

Keyword(s)

Partner Violence

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Violence and Victims

Author(s)

Murphy, Lisa M.

Year Published

2011

Volume Number

26

Issue Number

5

Pages

593-607

DOI

10.1891/0886-6708.26.5.593

Reference ID

1363