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Sharon Priestley

The Prevalence and Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence in Jamaica


This study seeks to identify the factors associated with recent physical and
sexual forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) using a nationally
representative sample of 9,641 women involved in at least one sexual
partnership in their lifetime. Women were asked questions about the
specific act of physical and sexual abuse by a previous or existing male
partner. Five broad categories involving the socio-demographic
background, household characteristics, socialization towards violence,

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