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ERIC Number: EJ968224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Gender Symmetry in the Self-Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence
Chan, Ko Ling
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v27 n2 p263-286 Jan 2012
Research has not conclusively determined whether men and women are equally likely to commit intimate partner violence (IPV). One explanation for the disparity in previous findings may be gender-based differences in reporting styles. The present study investigated whether there was any gender difference in self-reported IPV prevalence. A total of 3,740 Chinese couples from a representative population in Hong Kong were interviewed. Self-reports of men-to-women and women-to-men IPV between spouses were compared. Gender was controlled for to evaluate whether age, education, the Chinese concept of face, and other violence-related characteristics would affect the self-reporting of IPV. Findings supported gender symmetry in self-reported IPV prevalence as well as a moderate interspousal agreement in the self-reports. After adjustment for covariates, face was a significant factor predicting the interspousal differences in both men-to-women and women-to-men physical IPV. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale