Vol. 2 | April  2023 

Prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its association with psychological outcomes and academic persistence among Indian female students in Higher Education Institutions (HEis)


Posted by Staff on April 27, 2023

Research Outline


Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global health concern and highly prevalent among the dating population. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence of IPV and its association with depression, PTSD, and academic persistence among female students enrolled in higher education institutions (HEI) in India. Findings indicated that nearly 70% of the participants experienced psychological, physical, sexual, or digital IPV from their dating partners. Further, experiencing IPV was positively associated with experiencing depression and PTSD symptoms, and negatively associated with academic persistence. These findings bear implications for policyholders, educational institutions, and clinical practitioners in preventing and reducing IPV.