Intimate partner violence victimization among undergraduate women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Despite the evidence that young and minority women may be particularly vulnerable to intimate partner violence (IPV), there is little research on the IPV experiences of minority undergraduate women. This study addresses this gap by estimating the prevalence of IPV and examining factors associated with experiencing IPV among undergraduate women attending Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs). Findings suggest alarmingly high victimization rates; however, factors associated with IPV among HBCU women are similar to those found in prior research with women in the general population. The results also suggest that some risk factors are differentially associated with experiencing specific types of IPV.
Barrick, K., Krebs, C., & Lindquist, C. (2013). Intimate partner violence victimization among undergraduate women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Violence Against Women, 19(8), 1014-1033. DOI: 10.1177/1077801213499243