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Type Journal Article - The European Journal of Public Health
Title Youth living in Roma communities and their beliefs related to intimate partner violence
Volume 26
Issue suppl_1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/eurpub/ckw174.090/2449267/Youth-living-​in-Roma-communities-and-their-beliefs

Intimate partner violence attracts the attention of public health professionals who are looking to explore its predictors such as economic situation and life satisfaction. Particularly, the focus is on young people who represent the target population for community interventions so this study examined to what extent judgmental beliefs and attitudes related to intimate partner violence are present among young women and men (15-24 years old) living in Serbian Roma settlements.


Data came from the 2010 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted in Serbia. Associations of judgmental attitudes with a wide range of socio-demographic factors and life satisfaction were tested using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses.


One third of men and one quarter of women believed that under certain circumstances men are justified to be violent towards wives....

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