Lifetime Family Violence and Depression: The Case of Older Women in South Korea

Seok In Nam, Karen D. Lincoln

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The current study examined the prevalence of lifetime family violence among older women (N = 525) and the influence of family violence on depression using data from a national survey in South Korea. The major findings were that 49.3 % of respondents had been victimized from lifetime family violence, the prevalence of childhood maltreatment was 37.1 % and intimate partner violence was 23.4 %. Approximately, 55 % of participants had clinical depression, which was significantly associated with reported experiences of family violence. The findings suggest that family violence and depression are common social problems and that individualized intervention for older women in South Korea is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-278
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1

Fingerprint

Republic of Korea
Domestic Violence
South Korea
violence
Social Problems
maltreatment
Cross-Sectional Studies
childhood
experience

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

Cite this

@article{ffeaa84d2dab4c5fb57f132643b969ec,
title = "Lifetime Family Violence and Depression: The Case of Older Women in South Korea",
abstract = "The current study examined the prevalence of lifetime family violence among older women (N = 525) and the influence of family violence on depression using data from a national survey in South Korea. The major findings were that 49.3 {\%} of respondents had been victimized from lifetime family violence, the prevalence of childhood maltreatment was 37.1 {\%} and intimate partner violence was 23.4 {\%}. Approximately, 55 {\%} of participants had clinical depression, which was significantly associated with reported experiences of family violence. The findings suggest that family violence and depression are common social problems and that individualized intervention for older women in South Korea is needed.",
author = "Nam, {Seok In} and Lincoln, {Karen D.}",
year = "2017",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s10896-016-9844-9",
language = "English",
volume = "32",
pages = "269--278",
journal = "Journal of Family Violence",
issn = "0885-7482",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "3",

}

Lifetime Family Violence and Depression : The Case of Older Women in South Korea. / Nam, Seok In; Lincoln, Karen D.

In: Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 32, No. 3, 01.04.2017, p. 269-278.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Lifetime Family Violence and Depression

T2 - The Case of Older Women in South Korea

AU - Nam, Seok In

AU - Lincoln, Karen D.

PY - 2017/4/1

Y1 - 2017/4/1

N2 - The current study examined the prevalence of lifetime family violence among older women (N = 525) and the influence of family violence on depression using data from a national survey in South Korea. The major findings were that 49.3 % of respondents had been victimized from lifetime family violence, the prevalence of childhood maltreatment was 37.1 % and intimate partner violence was 23.4 %. Approximately, 55 % of participants had clinical depression, which was significantly associated with reported experiences of family violence. The findings suggest that family violence and depression are common social problems and that individualized intervention for older women in South Korea is needed.

AB - The current study examined the prevalence of lifetime family violence among older women (N = 525) and the influence of family violence on depression using data from a national survey in South Korea. The major findings were that 49.3 % of respondents had been victimized from lifetime family violence, the prevalence of childhood maltreatment was 37.1 % and intimate partner violence was 23.4 %. Approximately, 55 % of participants had clinical depression, which was significantly associated with reported experiences of family violence. The findings suggest that family violence and depression are common social problems and that individualized intervention for older women in South Korea is needed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84984920247&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84984920247&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10896-016-9844-9

DO - 10.1007/s10896-016-9844-9

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84984920247

VL - 32

SP - 269

EP - 278

JO - Journal of Family Violence

JF - Journal of Family Violence

SN - 0885-7482

IS - 3

ER -