The study examined the prevalence of the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment (CM) to determine whether IPV is a factor associated with the latter. A total of 5,841 students from a representative sample of schools in Hong Kong were surveyed. The results show that the lifetime and preceding-year co-occurrence rates of IPV and CM were 12.3% and 3.6%, respectively. IPV and parents’ use of psychological aggression and corporal punishment led to increased odds of physical violence. This study suggests a need for the comprehensive assessment of IPV and CM.
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The author would like to acknowledge the support of this research by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF.
The author(s) received financial support for the research from the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science