Exposure to Childhood Violence and Men's Attitudes About Intimate Partner Violence in Vietnam Público

Pham, Huyen Tran (2013)

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Background: This study investigated the association between men's childhood exposure to violence and their attitudes about intimate partner violence against women as an adult. In addition, we also assessed whether perpetration of IPV as an adult would mediate this relationship. We examined two forms of violence exposure, whether they have witnessed inter-parental violence and whether they have experienced being hit as a child.

Methods: This cross-sectional study used a questionnaire to interview 522 married men between the ages 18-49 in Vietnam. Bi- and multivariate ordinal logistic analyses are presented.

Results: The prevalence of exposure to both witnessing inter-parental violence and physically maltreated as a child was 25.6% while exposure to only one of the forms of violence was 50.8%. Only 23.6% had been exposed to neither form of childhood violence. In a model that adjusts for all covariates except for perpetration of IPV, we found that men exposed to one form of violence but not both had higher odds of more often reporting that there is a good reason to hit their wife (OR 1.64, 95% CI 1.11 to 2.41) compared to men who were exposed to neither form. Men who were exposed to both forms of violence also had higher odds of more often finding good reason to hit their wife relative to men exposed to neither form (OR 1.86, 95% CI 1.19 to 2.92). Controlling for adult perpetration of IPV slightly attenuated this association (OR 1.34, 95% CI 0.90 to 2.00 and OR 1.46, 95% CI 0.95 to 2.27, respectively)

Conclusion: We found that exposure to violence in childhood is associated with attitudes about IPV as an adult. Findings highlight the need for early prevention and intervention in order to address attitudes condoning violence against women.

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BACKGROUND................................................................................................................ 1 METHODS..................................................................................................................... 6 RESULTS.......................................................................................................................12 DISCUSSION..................................................................................................................16 Limitations.....................................................................................................................18 Strengths/Contributions....................................................................................................19 Future Directions............................................................................................................ 20 REFERENCES.................................................................................................................. 21 TABLES..........................................................................................................................27 Table 1...........................................................................................................................27 Table 2...........................................................................................................................28 Table 3...........................................................................................................................29 Table 4...........................................................................................................................30 FIGURES..........................................................................................................................31 Figure 1...........................................................................................................................31 APPENDIX........................................................................................................................ 32 IRB Approval.....................................................................................................................32

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