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Using confirmatory factor analysis to explore associated factors of intimate partner violence in a sample of Chinese rural women: a cross-sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Hou, Fengsu
dc.contributor.author Cerulli, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Wittink, Marsha
dc.contributor.author Cane, Eric
dc.contributor.author Qiu, Peiyuan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-21T20:48:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-21T20:48:13Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Hou, Fengsu; Cerulli, Catherine; Wittink, Marsha N; Caine, Eric; Qiu, Peiyuan. (2018). Using confirmatory factor analysis to explore associated factors of intimate partner violence in a sample of Chinese rural women: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 1-10. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/8/2/e019465.full.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/844
dc.description.abstract Objectives To estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among a sample of rural Chinese women and to explore associated factors. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Rural areas of Guangyuan City, Sichuan, China. Participants We recruited 1501 women, aged 16 years and older, who had been living locally for at least 2 years and reported being married or in a relationship during the past 12 months. They were among a sample of 1898 potential participants from our larger parent study on the prevalence of depressive-distress symptoms. Methods Participants completed demographic and social economic measures, the Short Form of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scale and the Duke Social Support Index. We applied χ2 test, analysis of variance and confirmatory factor analysis for analysis. Results The overall prevalence of IPV in the past 12 months was 29.05%; the prevalence of physical, psychological and sexual violence was 7.66%, 26.58% and 3.20%, respectively. The overall prevalence was highest among women aged 16–29 years, and was more common among those without a high school diploma and who saw their family’s financial status as very poor or stagnant. Women who were not victims of IPV had higher levels of social support. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the total effects of social support on physical, psychological and sexual violence were −0.12, –0.35 and −0.12, respectively. The indirect effects of objective economic status on physical, psychological and sexual violence were −0.047, –0.014 and −0.047, respectively, but the total effect was not significant. The indirect effect of education on psychological violence was −0.056. Conclusion IPV is common in rural Guangyuan. Our data are comparable with the findings from north-west of China. Social support is an important protective factor. Future work is needed to develop, test and later disseminate potential IPV interventions, with a focus on building actual and perceived supportive social networks. [CVRL Note: part of a larger epidemiological study Prevalence of Distress and Depression among Women in Rural Sichuan Province.] (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher British Medical Journal Publishing en_US
dc.subject Cross-sectional Studies en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Asian en_US
dc.subject Poor en_US
dc.subject Low Income en_US
dc.subject Emotional Abuse en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Dating Violence en_US
dc.subject Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Verbal Abuse en_US
dc.subject Abuse en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Beating en_US
dc.subject Psychological Abuse en_US
dc.subject Psychological Aggression en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.title Using confirmatory factor analysis to explore associated factors of intimate partner violence in a sample of Chinese rural women: a cross-sectional study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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