Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment in a Representative Student Sample in Hong Kong

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The study examined the prevalence of the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment (CM) to determine whether IPV is a factor associated with the latter. A total of 5,841 students from a representative sample of schools in Hong Kong were surveyed. The results show that the lifetime and preceding-year co-occurrence rates of IPV and CM were 12.3% and 3.6%, respectively. IPV and parents’ use of psychological aggression and corporal punishment led to increased odds of physical violence. This study suggests a need for the comprehensive assessment of IPV and CM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-515
Number of pages16
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • child maltreatment
  • co-occurrence
  • intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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