Traditional Gender Roles And Intimate Partner Violence Linked in China

Hollander, D.
March 2005
International Family Planning Perspectives;Mar2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p46
Academic Journal
Presents the survey results of a study conducted in 2000 among a randomly selected sample of 18 to 60-year old women attending a gynecology clinic in a major teaching hospital in China. Focus of the inquiry on establishing the occurrence of physical, sexual or psychological abuse on Chinese women; Collection of information on demographic, behavioral, socioeconomic and cultural factors that may be related to intimate partner violence; Assessment of possible relationships through univariate and multivariate logistic regression; Suggestion on varying levels of adherence to traditional patriarchal norms based on socioeconomic and cultural characteristics; Belief by majority of women that family problems should be kept within the family.


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