The purpose of this study of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) among college students was to compare re-victimization rates between sexual minority and heterosexual students and to describe their help-seeking behavior. Sexual minority students who reported previous physical IPV victimization at baseline were at heightened risk for re-victimization during the course of this yearlong study. Sexual minority students more often sought help from formal sources of help (e.g., college counselors) than informal ones (e.g., friends and family) following physical IPV victimization. These findings highlight the importance of increasing access to social services tailored to the needs of this at-risk population.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services|
|State||Published - 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health & Human Development under [Grant 5R21HD069897-02].
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- intimate partner violence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science