The Association Between Different Types of Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by Women

Christopher Krebs, Matthew J. Breiding, Angela Browne, Tara Warner

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Those who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) are often subjected to multiple types of victimization such as physical violence, sexual violence, psychological aggression, and stalking. However, relatively few studies have used a national population-based sample and multivariate methods to analyze the associations between these different types of violence. This study uses multivariate methods to analyze a national population-based sample of women in order to document empirically the extent to which different types of IPV overlap, while controlling for personal and behavioral characteristics. Results indicated significant levels of overlap, with victims often experiencing more than one type of victimization by an intimate partner. Findings also indicated that women who had experienced violence by non-intimate partners were often more likely to experience violence by intimates. Finally, women who had experienced stalking by an intimate were more likely to experience more forms of IPV on average than those who had experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or emotional aggression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-500
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Domestic violence
  • Intimate partner violence (IPV)
  • Overlap
  • Sexual violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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