Intimate partner violence in Hong Kong

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Underreporting of the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Hong Kong is serious. Only 4% of violent cases are reported to social services. 2. A number of IPV risk factors and predictors for various health outcomes have been identified through studies conducted in Hong Kong. 3. Culture-specific factors like face orientation have strong effects on whether or not a person will commit IPV and whether or not victims will seek help. 4. Intervention and preventative strategies should be able to address risk factors on different levels, using the ecological model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreventing Family Violence
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Approach
PublisherHong Kong University Press, HKU
Number of pages39
ISBN (Print)9789888083787
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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