Correlates of in-law conflict and intimate partner violence against chinese pregnant women in hong kong

Edward Ko Ling Chan, Agnes Tiwari, Daniel Y.T. Fong, Wing Cheong Leung, Douglas A. Brownridge, Pak Chung Ho

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Abstract

This study examines correlates of in-law conflict with intimate partner violence (IPV) against pregnant women in a cohort of Chinese pregnant women who visited antenatal clinics in Hong Kong. This was a territory-wide, cross-sectional study of 3,245 pregnant women recruited from seven hospitals in Hong Kong. Participants were invited to complete the Chinese Abuse Assessment Screen and a demographic questionnaire. About 9% of the pregnant women reported having been abused by their partners in the preceding year. In-law conflict was the characteristic most significantly associated with preceding-year abuse against pregnant women, after controlling for covariates. Findings underscore the need to obtain information on in-law conflict as a risk factor for IPV. In-law conflict should be included in the assessment of risk for IPV. For the prevention of IPV, family-based intervention is needed to work with victims as well as in-laws.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-110
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

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Pregnant Women
Cross-Sectional Studies
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Conflict (Psychology)
Intimate Partner Violence

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  • Applied Psychology

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Chan, Edward Ko Ling ; Tiwari, Agnes ; Fong, Daniel Y.T. ; Leung, Wing Cheong ; Brownridge, Douglas A. ; Ho, Pak Chung. / Correlates of in-law conflict and intimate partner violence against chinese pregnant women in hong kong. In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2009 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 97-110.
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