​Long-term consequences of intimate partner abuse on physical health, emotional well-being, and problem behaviors

Author(s) Simmons, Sara B., Kelly E. Knight, and Scott Menard
Title Long-term consequences of intimate partner abuse on physical health, emotional well-being, and problem behaviors
Source Journal of Interpersonal Violence; online before print 12  October 2015; p 1-22
Date 2015
Document type Journal article
CoverageUSA
Summary This study explores the long-term negative outcomes associated with minor and violent Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) victimisation and perpetration. The study examined the physical health, emotional well-being and problem behaviour of IPV victims and perpetrators, both female and male. Data for the study was extracted from the National Youth Survey Family Study (NYSFS), a national longitudinal study that followed respondents over much of their life course through mainly household interviews. The authors used data from three waves collected when respondents were 26 to 34 years old, followed by 35 to 44 years old and the final wave used was when respondents were 36 to 45 years old. The key finding in the study was that minor and violent IPA victimisation and perpetration show long-term consequences on a number of varied outcomes. Violent IPA victimisation experiences were found to be particularly troubling for female victims with regard to relationship dissatisfaction and relationship stability. For male respondents violent IPA perpetration was predictive of increased offending behaviour.
Keywords IPV; intimate partner violence; victimisation; physical health; emotional well-being.
Topic Domestic violence