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"I get angry if he's always drinking and we have no money": exploring motivations for male and female perpetrated intimate partner violence in the Philippines

Title"I get angry if he's always drinking and we have no money": exploring motivations for male and female perpetrated intimate partner violence in the Philippines
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFehringer, JA, Hindin, MJ
JournalHealth Care Women Int
Volume35
Pagination476-91
Date PublishedFeb 27
ISBN Number1096-4665 (Electronic)0739-9332 (Linking)
Accession Number23659284
Keywords*Anger, *Interpersonal Relations, *Motivation, Adult, Aged, Alcohol Drinking/*psychology, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Middle Aged, Philippines, Qualitative Research, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors, Sexual Partners/*psychology, Spouse Abuse/*psychology
Abstract

Our objective was to describe the context of and motivations for female and male perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) in Cebu, Philippines, using data from in-depth interviews with 19 married women. We found three categories of IPV motivations-self-defense or retaliation, reactivity, and control. Motivations differed by gender, with women acting out of self-defense more often and men acting out of control more often. Effective IPV prevention and treatment programs should take these gender differences into consideration. Moreover, it is important to look at how IPV occurs within relationships and how this may vary by context and by gender.

PMCID

PMC3902130