Journal article

Consistency and Inconsistency of Young Women's Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence in a Population-Based Study

Ingrid J Rowlands, Carl Holder, Peta M Forder, Kelsey Hegarty, Annette J Dobson, Deborah Loxton

Violence Against Women | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

We examined reporting of lifetime intimate partner violence (IPV) among 7,917 young women who completed two surveys, 12 months apart. At the first survey, 32% reported a history of IPV with a current or former partner. Of these, one third of women did not report IPV 12 months later (inconsistently reported IPV). Compared with women who consistently reported a history of IPV, women who inconsistently reported a history of IPV were less likely to report suicidal ideation, self-harm, illicit drug use, and smoking at the 12-month follow-up. A deeper understanding of what influences young women's reporting of IPV is needed.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: I.J.R. was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence (grant no. APP1000986). The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.