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Author Search: M. Pippin Whitaker, in the journal Violence Against Women
Related Key Strength(s): Norms Related to Gender and Power
Related Violence Outcome(s) : Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence
Year Produced: 2014
Resource Type(s): Research

Abstract This study explores how community factors moderate men’s individual risk for physical and psychological intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration. The sample of 604 male first-semester undergraduate students supports a connection between county-level protective and risk factors, an individual risk factor, and IPV perpetration. For each unit increase in the proportion of women in powerful positions within a county, there was a 71% decrease in the risk that control-seeking respondents would perpetrate physical IPV, controlling for other factors including population density and violent crime. This article presents a multilevel analysis using hierarchical generalized linear modeling and discusses practice and research implications.