The Relationship Between Interpersonal Violence Victimization and Smoking Behavior Across Time and by Gender

Allison N. Kristman-Valente, Sabrina Oesterle, Karl G. Hill, Elizabeth A. Wells, Marina Epstein, Tiffany M. Jones, J. David Hawkins

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Abstract

This study examined relationships between interpersonal violence victimization and smoking from childhood to adulthood. Data were from a community-based longitudinal study (N = 808) spanning ages 10 to 33. Cross-lag path analysis was used to model concurrent, directional, and reciprocal effects. Results indicate that childhood physical abuse predicted smoking and partner violence in young adulthood; partner violence and smoking were reciprocally related in the transition from young adulthood to adulthood. Gender differences in this relationship were not detected. Social work prevention efforts focused on interpersonal violence and interventions targeting smoking cessation could be critical factors for reducing both issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-159
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume16
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • child abuse
  • gender
  • interpersonal violence
  • longitudinal
  • partner violence
  • smoking
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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