Perpetration of intimate partner aggression by men and women in the Philippines: Prevalence and associated factors

Donna L. Ansara, Michelle J. Hindin

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Abstract

This study uses data from the 2002 Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with intimate partner violence perpetration by husbands and wives in Cebu, Philippines. Multinomial logistic regression was used to identify the factors associated with wife-only, husband-only, and reciprocal perpetration. About 26% of women reported that either they or their partner perpetrated at least one physically aggressive act during the past year, whereas 22% reported sexual coercion by their husband during their relationship. The most common reason cited for hurting the partner was his or her alcohol use, partner nagging, the wife fighting back, and jealousy. In the regression analysis, the wife's alcohol use and violence between the wife's parents were predictors of all three perpetrator groups. The importance of regular church attendance and husband control and dominance varied for the groups. Research and prevention implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1579-1590
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestic violence and cultural contexts
  • Intergenerational transmission of trauma
  • Predicting domestic violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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