The current study seeks to identify the past-year prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and to find out how factors from the ecological system perspectives relate to IPV among baby boomers and the current elderly. The 2010 National Domestic Violence Survey data of South Korea were used. The samples consisted of current elderly men (N = 180), early baby boomers (N = 134), and late baby boomers (N = 168). The findings were that 21.4 % of the late baby boomers, 13.4 % of the early baby boomers and 11.7 % of the current elderly reported IPV in the past year. For the late and early baby boomers, it was shown that controlling behavior was associated with IPV. Among the current elderly group, depression and patriarchal attitude were associated with IPV. The findings suggest specifically targeted intervention programs in order to mitigate IPV by generation in South Korea.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science