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Life History Calendar Method and Multilevel Modeling: Application to Research on Intimate Partner Violence

NCJ Number
Violence Against Women Volume: 17 Issue: 3 Dated: March 2011 Pages: 295-308
Date Published
March 2011
14 pages
This study examined the history of intimate partner violence (IPV) over the life course of women.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent and often recurrent in women's lives. To better understand the changing risk of IPV over the life course, which could guide more effective policies and program responses, methodological innovations are needed. Life History Calendar methods enhance respondents' recall of the timing of specific types of IPV experienced over the life course. Multilevel modeling provides a way to analyze individual and collective trajectories and examine covariates of IPV risk. The authors apply these complementary methods to examine IPV trajectories for a sample of women of Filipina descent living in the United States, examining life course timing and cohort effects. (Published Abstract)

Date Published: March 1, 2011