Kelly N. Graves, Stacy M. Sechrist, Jacquelyn W. White, and Matthew J. Paradise, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE PERPETRATED BY COLLEGE WOMEN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A HISTORY OF VICTIMIZATION
Article first published online: 30 AUG 2005
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 278–289, September 2005
How to Cite
Graves, K. N., Sechrist, S. M., White, J. W. and Paradise, M. J. (2005), INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE PERPETRATED BY COLLEGE WOMEN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A HISTORY OF VICTIMIZATION. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29: 278–289. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2005.00222.x
This research was funded by the National Institute of Health (R01MH45083), the National Institute of Justice, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (98WTVX0010).
- Issue published online: 30 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 30 AUG 2005
- Initial submission: December 1, 2003 Initial acceptance: February 18, 2005 Final acceptance: April 21, 2005
Using a longitudinal design, the current study explored intimate partner violence perpetration among 1,300 college women within the context of one's history of physical and sexual victimization across 4 years of college. Structural equation modeling indicated that sexual victimization does not predict concurrent use of women's intimate partner violence but does predict subsequent use of women's intimate partner violence during the later years of college. In contrast, physical victimization is associated positively with concurrent use of women's intimate partner violence but is negatively associated with subsequent use of women's intimate partner violence for women. Furthermore, the negative relationship of victimization to subsequent perpetration primarily is due to those with high levels of victimization histories. The present study provides the first model of intimate partner violence within the context of victimization history using longitudinal data. The findings indicate that women's intimate partner violence perpetration is not context-free, but rather is influenced by their own physical and sexual victimization histories.