Intimate partner violence perpetrated by young adult women against men in Ukraine: Examining individual, familial, and cultural factors

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Abstract

We examined the role of financial strain, parent-to-parent violence, parent-to-child violence, emotional distress, and alcohol use in intimate partner violence perpetrated by young adult women against men in Ukraine. The moderating role of acceptability of intimate partner violence and violence-related laws and regulations was also examined. Four hundred and six full-time female university students from four universities in Ukraine participated in the study. We found that emotional distress, parent-to-parent, and parent-to-child violence mediated the link between financial strain and intimate partner violence perpetrated by women on men. However, we found limited support for the moderating role of acceptability of intimate partner violence and violence-related laws and regulations in the relationship between individual and familial factors on intimate partner violence. The findings from this investigation suggest that there is a distinct need for supporting families and individuals in dealing with issues of intimate partner violence directed by women against men in Ukraine. Aggr. Behav. 42:380–393, 2016.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-393
Number of pages14
JournalAggressive Behavior
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • cultural stereotypes
  • familial factors
  • intimate partner violence
  • Ukraine
  • young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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