Intimate relationship status variations in violence against women : urban, suburban, and rural differences

Rennison, Callie Marie, DeKeseredy, Walter S., & Dragiewicz, Molly (2013) Intimate relationship status variations in violence against women : urban, suburban, and rural differences. Violence Against Women, 19(11), pp. 1312-1330.

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Woman abuse varies across intimate relationship categories (e.g., marriage, divorce, separation). However, it is unclear whether relationship status variations in violence against women differ across urban, suburban, and rural areas. We test the hypothesis that rural females, regardless of their intimate partner relationship status, are at higher risk of intimate violence than their urban and suburban counterparts. Results indicate that marital status is an important aspect of the relationship between intimate victimization and geographic area and that rural divorced and separated females are victimized at rates exceeding their urban counterparts.

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ID Code: 65876
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: National Crime Victimization Survey, NCVS, nonfatal intimate violence, relationship status, rural
DOI: 10.1177/1077801213514487
ISSN: 1552-8448
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Sage Publications, Inc.
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2014 02:04
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 00:38

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