University men are as equally victimized by violence as women, UBC study concludes

Shows 1 in 5 university students have experienced violence in the last 6 months


 

A UBC study concludes 1 in 5 university students have experienced violence in the last 6 months, 20 per cent of which are in their intimate relationships. Elizabeth Saewyc, professor at the School of Nursing, concluded that men are equally as likely as women to be victims of physical or emotional violence and that violence is linked with drinking. Both genders are equally likely to experience violence from their intimate partners.”We’ve known that drinking increases the risk of perpetrating violence,” says Saewyc. “But in this study we found alcohol consumption puts both young men and women at higher risk of being victimized, too.” Saewyc has recommended that campus health programs offer services which screen men for intimate partner violence. She also called for universities to offer programs to promote healthy dating relationships.

University of British Columbia


 
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