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Intimate Partner Violence and the Role of Child Maltreatment and Neighborhood Violence: A Retrospective Study of African American and US Caribbean Black Women

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dc.contributor.author Lacey, K. K., Shahid, H. R., & Jeremiah, R. D.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-23T17:25:44Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-23T17:25:44Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Lacey, K. K., Shahid, H. R., & Jeremiah, R. D. (2021). Intimate partner violence and the role of child maltreatment and neighborhood violence: A retrospective study of African American and US Caribbean black women. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(5), 2245. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/5/2245
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/5144
dc.description.abstract Background: Research suggests that intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with childhood maltreatment and violence exposure within the neighborhood context. This study examined the role of child maltreatment and violence exposure on intimate partner violence, with the moderating effects of mental disorders (IPV) among US Black women. Methods: Data from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL), the largest and most complete sample on the mental health of US Blacks, and the first representative sample of Caribbean Blacks residing in the United States was used to address the study objectives. Descriptive statistics, chi-square test of independence, t-test, and logistic regression procedures were used to analyze the data. Results: Bivariate results indicate an association between child abuse and intimate partner victimization among US Black women. Witnessing violence as a child as well as neighborhood violence exposure was also related to IPV but shown to differ between African American and Caribbean Black women. Multivariate findings confirmed the influence of mental disorders and social conditions on US Black women’s risk for IPV. Moderating effects of child maltreatment and mental disorders in association with adult IPV were not found. Conclusions: The study addressed the short and long-term impact of child maltreatment and the contribution to the cycle of intimate violence among US Black women including African American and Caribbean Blacks. The study suggests the need for prevention and intervention efforts to improve structural conditions for at-risk populations and communities predisposed to violence and other negative outcomes. Possibilities for future research are also discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International journal of environmental research and public health en_US
dc.subject long term effects en_US
dc.subject intimate partner violence en_US
dc.subject child maltreatment en_US
dc.subject exposure en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.title Intimate Partner Violence and the Role of Child Maltreatment and Neighborhood Violence: A Retrospective Study of African American and US Caribbean Black Women en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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