Gender Equality, Patriarchal Cultural Norms, and Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence: Comparison of Male University Students in Asian and European Cultural Contexts

Reiko Ozaki, Melanie D. Otis

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between patriarchal cultural norms and violence perpetration by male partners using a subsample of university students in Asia (n = 784) and Europe (n = 575) from the International Dating Violence Study (IDVS) data set. Bivariate analyses indicated Asian students scored significantly higher than Europeans on dominance, hostility to women, jealousy, negative attribution, and violence approval as well as perpetration of severe physical assault in dating relationships. Logistic regression models demonstrated that dominance and violence approval were significant predictors of severe physical and psychological aggression against dating partners. Implications for culturally relevant programming for intimate partner violence prevention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1099
Number of pages24
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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Keywords

  • dating violence
  • gender equality
  • intimate partner violence
  • patriarchal cultural norms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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