Who is at risk for intimate partner violence victimization: Using latent class analysis to explore interpersonal polyvictimization and polyperpetration among pregnant young couples

Tiara C. Willie, Adeya Powell, Jessica Lewis, Tamora Callands, Trace Kershaw

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Abstract

The purpose of our study was (a) to use latent class analyses to identify subgroups of interpersonal polyvictimization and polyperpetration among young pregnant couples and (b) examine actor-partner effects of latent classes on current intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization. Data were collected from 296 pregnant young couples recruited at obstetrics and gynecology clinics. A 3-latent class model emerged for women: Polyvictim-Polyperpetrator, Nonvictim-Nonperpetrator, and Community and Prior IPV Victim. A 4-latent class model emerged for men: Community and Prior IPV Victim, Polyvictim-Nonpartner Perpetrator, Prior IPV and Peer Victim, and Nonvictim-Nonperpetrator. Using the actor-partner independence model, actor effects of the women's Polyvictim-Polyperpetrator class and men's Polyvictim-Nonpartner Perpetrator class related to greater odds of IPV victimization compared to women and men in the Nonvictim-Nonperpetrator classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-564
Number of pages20
JournalViolence and victims
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Latent class analysis
  • Polyperpetration
  • Polyvictimization
  • Young pregnant couples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law

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