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Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence and adult mental health problems: relationships with gender and age of exposure
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4700-1452
Department of Psychology and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States.
Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA.
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
2015 (English)In: Journal of family Violence, ISSN 0885-7482, E-ISSN 1573-2851, Vol. 30, no 7, 875-886 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Relatively little is known about the associations between childhood exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and adulthood mental health problems. This study used 2,500 Swedish young adults’ retrospective self-reports to determine the prevalence of childhood exposure to IPV and examine the relationships between such exposure and gender, age of exposure and adult mental health problems. Twenty-eight percent of participants reported any childhood exposure to IPV. Exposure was more common among women, who were also younger at first exposure and exposed to more severe violence than men. Both exposure and severity of IPV were related to all mental health problems examined. The interaction of IPV exposure and gender, while significant, explained relatively little of the variance in mental health problems.

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2015. Vol. 30, no 7, 875-886 p.
Keyword [en]
Adult mental health; Age of exposure; Childhood violence exposure; Gender; Intimate partner violence
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Social Work Psychology
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Social Work; Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44606DOI: 10.1007/s10896-015-9703-0ISI: 000360910800006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84941337607OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-44606DiVA: diva2:811423
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Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
Available from: 2015-05-12 Created: 2015-05-12 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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