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Domestic Violence across Generations: Findings from Northern India

Citation

Martin, Sandra L.; Moracco, Kathryn E.; Garro, Julian; Tsui, Amy Ong; Kupper, Lawrence L.; Chase, Jennifer L.; & Campbell, Jacquelyn C. (2002). Domestic Violence across Generations: Findings from Northern India. International Journal of Epidemiology, 31(3), 560-72.

Abstract

Background: Although one cannot underestimate the importance of macrosystem-level forces (such as cultural and social norms) in the aetiology of gender-based violence within any country, including India, individual-level variables (such as observing violence between one's parents while growing up) may also play important roles in the development of such violence. Therefore, this research studies men residing in northern India to: (1) estimate the prevalence of men's childhood experiences of witnessing parent-to-parent violence within their families of origin; (2) examine whether men raised in violent homes were more likely than men raised in non-violent homes to have attitudes supportive of husbands' control of their wives; (3) examine whether men raised in violent homes were more likely than men raised in non-violent homes to be abusive toward their own wives; and (4) estimate the extent to which wife abuse in this second generation could have been prevented had there not been parent-to-parent violence in the men's natal families.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/31.3.560

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

International Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Martin, Sandra L.
Moracco, Kathryn E.
Garro, Julian
Tsui, Amy Ong
Kupper, Lawrence L.
Chase, Jennifer L.
Campbell, Jacquelyn C.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

3

Pages

560-72

Reference ID

1943