Prevalence and consequences of intimate partner violence in Canada as measured by the National Victimization Survey
Authors: Alexandra Lysova, Eugene Emeka Dim, and Donald Dutton
National victimization surveys that conceptualize intimate partner violence (IPV) as crime can contribute to a better understanding of the most severe forms of victimization in the intimate partner relationship. Based on the 2014 Canadian General Social Survey on Victimization, this study examined the prevalence of victimization resulted from physical and/or sexual IPV, controlling behaviors and also consequences of IPV for both men and women in a sample representative of the Canadian population. Given the paucity of research on male victims of IPV at the national population level, this article specifically discussed the experiences of men who reported violence perpetrated by their female intimate partners. Results showed that 2.9% of men and 1.7% of women reported experiencing physical and/or sexual IPV in their current relationships in the last 5 years. In addition, 35% of male and 34% of female victims of IPV experienced high controlling behaviors—the most severe type of abuse known as intimate terrorism. Moreover, 22% of male victims and 19% of female victims of IPV were found to have experienced severe physical violence along with high controlling behaviors. Although female victims significantly more often than male victims reported the injuries and short-term emotional effects of IPV (e.g., fear, depression, anger), there was no significant difference in the experience of the most long-term effects of spousal trauma—posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related symptoms. This article argues that future research should explain the increased gap in reporting of the IPV victimization among men compared to women.
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|Author||Alexandra Lysova, Eugene Emeka Dim, and Donald Dutton|
|Title||Prevalence and consequences of intimate partner violence in Canada as measured by the National Victimization Survey|
|Journal Name||Partner Abuse|
- Alexandra Lysova
- Alexandra Lysova, Eugene Emeka Dim, and Donald Dutton
- Prevalence and consequences of intimate partner violence in Canada as measured by the National Victimization Survey
- Partner Abuse
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