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NCJ Number: 230081 Find in a Library
Title: Exposure to Family Violence in Childhood and Intimate Partner Perpetration or Victimization in Adulthood: Exploring Intergenerational Transmission in Urban Thailand
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:April 2010  Pages:337-347
Author(s): Kent R. Kerley; Xiaohe Xu; Bangon Sirisunyaluck; Joseph M. Alley
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 11
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the dinterrelationship between childhood exposure to violence in the family of origin in urban Thailand and subsequent psychological and physical perpetration and subsequent psychological and physical victimization.
Abstract: Investigators who study intimate partner violence have long recognized a relationship between exposure to violence in the family of origin and subsequent offending and victimization in the family context. This relationship holds not only for direct exposure (i.e., experiencing violence), but also for indirect exposure (i.e., witnessing violence against a parent or sibling). Typically, this relationship has been attributed to a social learning process that results in the intergenerational transmission of family violence. In this study, the authors explore intergenerational transmission in a sample of 816 married women in Bangkok, Thailand to determine how childhood exposure to violence in the family of origin is related to intimate partner perpetration and victimization during adulthood. The author's results show that there are indeed long-term and significant effects of childhood exposure to family violence on the likelihood of Thai women's psychological and physical intimate partner perpetration. However, these effects appear to be indirect. Additionally, our results demonstrate a direct association between childhood exposure to parental intimate partner violence and subsequent psychological and physical victimization in adulthood. Figure, tables, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Domestic relations; Domestic violence causes; Family offenses; Interpersonal relations; Long term health effects of child abuse; Parent-Child Relations; Social Learning; Thailand
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