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Sexism, intimate partner violence and risk behavior amongst men in a South African township

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-24 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:11:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:11:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2213
dc.description.abstract South Africa is known to have particularly high levels of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. This study aims to examine the association between men's hostile sexist attitudes toward women and men's self-report perpetration of IPV. This study was a retrospective cross-sectional survey. A total of 829 men, aged 18 years or older, were recruited in informal drinking establishments, known as shebeens, in a Cape Town township and asked to complete an anonymous behavioral survey. Linear regression analysis was used to assess associations between hostile sexism and the variables of interest. Higher hostile sexism was associated with recent IPV (prior 30 days) and having a history of sexually transmitted infections (STI), while a lower hostile sexism was associated with communication with a male friend about violence against women, higher negative attitudes toward risky sexual behavior, and higher rates of condom use. Furthermore, being married was also associated with lower hostile sexism. Higher hostile sexism is associated with IPV, and therefore addressing sexist attitudes men hold about women can help strengthen interventions focused on IPV among men in South Africa. This study suggests that engaging men in the effort to change sexist attitudes is vital to curbing IPV. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Mary Ann Liebert Publishers en
dc.subject SEXUAL ABUSE en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.subject PARTNER VIOLENCE en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject TOWNSHIP en
dc.title Sexism, intimate partner violence and risk behavior amongst men in a South African township en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber PGAPNA en
dc.Volume 1(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Violence and Gender en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York, United States of America en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8397 en
dc.PageNumber 53-59 en
dc.outputnumber 7133 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mthembu, J., Simbayi, L., Onoya, D., Jooste, S., Mehlomakulu, V., Mwaba, K., Cain, D., Harel, O., Carey, M.P., Carey, K.B. & Kalichman, S. (2014) Sexism, intimate partner violence and risk behavior amongst men in a South African township. <i>Violence and Gender</i>. 1(2):53-59. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mthembu, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Simbayi, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Onoya, D. en
dc.contributor.author4 Jooste, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mehlomakulu, V. en
dc.contributor.author6 Mwaba, K. en
dc.contributor.author7 Cain, D. en
dc.contributor.author8 Harel, O. en
dc.contributor.author9 Carey, M.P. en
dc.contributor.author10 Carey, K.B. en
dc.contributor.author11 Kalichman, S. en


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