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Justification of wife beating in adolescents: associated beliefs and behaviors

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posted on 01.02.2019, 00:00 authored by Bethany Devenish, Merrilyn HooleyMerrilyn Hooley, David MellorDavid Mellor
Socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescents who are exposed to social norms related to violence against women are more likely to experience or be perpetrators of intimate partner violence. This study evaluated factors hypothesized to be associated with acceptance of wife beating among 240 male and female adolescents aged 10-16 years participating in a World Vision program in Armenia. Acceptance of wife beating was associated with relational victimization, perceived social support, and parent and community boundaries and expectations, but was not associated with overt victimization or aggression. These findings highlight several areas that may be important for violence prevention research.

History

Journal

Violence against women

Volume

25

Issue

2

Pagination

167 - 187

Publisher

Sage

Location

London, Eng.

eISSN

1552-8448

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, The Author(s)