Cyber partner abuse: A systematic review

Sarah Taylor, Yan Xia

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With recent technological advances, cyber partner abuse has become increasingly problematic. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the existing literature on cyber partner abuse. This systematic review examines the characteristics and conceptualizations in the cyber partner abuse literature as well as the major topics the research has explored. Literature searches used keywords related to cyber partner abuse. In total, 37 articles were included in this review. Inductive qualitative content analysis methods were used to generate codes and themes from the identified articles. Results detail the study characteristics and conceptualizations in the cyber partner abuse research. Additionally, common thematic patterns reported by researchers in the literature are discussed. Specific recommendations for future research and practice stem from this review and are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-1011
Number of pages29
JournalViolence and Victims
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • Cyber partner abuse
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Systematic review
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law


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