Risk and Protective Factors of Intimate Partner Violence in India: Evidence From the 2015-2016 National Family Health Survey

dc.contributor.advisorXu, Xiaohe
dc.contributor.authorCramer, Gina
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLewis, Richard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEarnest, Terri
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T20:18:44Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T20:18:44Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization defines intimate partner violence (IPV) as "behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviors" (WHO, 2017). IPV is a pervasive and global phenomenon that affects individuals all around the world. Women in patriarchal societies are at an increased risk of violence given the traditional gender expectations that dominate their existence. Prior literature explores socio-demographic risk and protective factors such as the intergenerational transmission of IPV and attitudes towards IPV. This research expands upon previous literature through examination of additional risk factors such as lack of socio-economic resources and approval attitudes toward IPV with an emphasis on women's empowerment as a potential protective factor. Using data from the 2015-2016 National Family Health Survey in India, this study shows that women's educational attainment and greater share of household decision making are found to be protective factors of IPV, whereas women's employment and approval attitudes toward IPV are both associated with greater risk of IPV.
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.format.extent56 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9780438300804
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3116
dc.languageen
dc.subject.classificationSociology
dc.titleRisk and Protective Factors of Intimate Partner Violence in India: Evidence From the 2015-2016 National Family Health Survey
dc.typeThesis
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thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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