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NCJ Number: 236723 Find in a Library
Title: Elevated Risk for Non-Lethal Post-Separation Violence in Canada: A Comparison of Separated, Divorced, and Married Women
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:23  Issue:1  Dated:January 2008  Pages:117-135
Author(s): Douglas A. Brownridge; Ko Ling Chan; Diane Hiebert-Murphy; Janice Ristock; Agnes Tiwari; Wing-Cheong Leung; Susy C. Santos
Date Published: January 2008
Page Count: 19
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the differing dynamics of risk for violence against separated, divorced, and married women in Canada.
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to shed light on the potentially differing dynamics of violence against separated and divorced women by their ex-husbands and violence against married women by their current husbands. Using a nationally representative sample of 7,369 heterosexual women from Cycle 13 of Statistics Canada's General Social Survey, available risk markers were examined in the context of a nested ecological framework. Separated women reported nine times the prevalence of violence and divorced women reported about four times the prevalence of violence compared with married women. The strongest predictors of violence against married women, namely, patriarchal domination, sexual jealousy, and possessiveness, were not significant predictors of violence against separated and divorced women. This suggested that post-separation violence is a complex phenomenon the dynamics of which can be affected by much more than domination and ownership. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Canada; Domestic violence causes; Female victims; Violence
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